Thursday, July 7, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury to open home to Syrian refugee family next month

From RNS-

The Church of England’s spiritual leader will house a family of Syrian refugees in a cottage at his official London residence, Lambeth Palace, from next month, a local councilor said.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the most senior cleric in the world’s 85 million-strong Anglican communion, pledged last September to personally take in refugees from Syria, with the gesture following a similar move by the Pope.

More than 250,000 people have been killed in Syria’s five-year war, with half of the population forced from their homes leaving 6.6 million displaced inside the country and another 4.8 million fleeing, many seeking refuge in Europe.

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