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Archbishop Welby to welcome refugee family at Lambeth Palace

Posted on: September 22, 2015 2:32 PM
Photo Credit: Lambeth Palace

[The Christian Post] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has announced that he will open up the doors of Lambeth Palace in London, where he resides, to at least one or two refugee families. The Anglican leader reminded followers that Jesus Christ Himself was a refugee fleeing war and persecution.

"As a Christian who leads the Church of England, it is something he feels absolutely passionate about," a spokeswoman for Welby said, according to The Guardian.

"As the archbishop has said, Jesus was a refugee, and there are refugees here who are desperate for sanctuary from war-torn places and the archbishop is completely torn about their situation and wants to make a difference."

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