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Archbishop of Canterbury houses a Syrian refugee family


Archbishop of Canterbury provides shelter to a Syrian refugee. The family will be provided accommodation family at a cottage in the grounds of Lambeth Palace, in North Lambeth, UK. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby explained it was an “enormous privilege” to provide shelter to a family.

Lambeth Palace houses Syrian refugee palace

Archbishop of Canterbury urged families and local churches to house Syrian refugees, He said that these are “treasured human beings made in the image of God” who deserve the “opportunity to flourish.” Families across the country are invited to make donations through their local council to support 23,000 Syrians refugees who will be resettled in Britain by 2020.

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In compliance with a scheme launched by Archbishop Welby and new Home Secretary Amber Rudd, refugees arriving in the country can get direct aid from community groups, which would be able to provide housing for them and facilitate them settle in the UK.

At the time of launching the scheme, the Archbishop stated that the churches now have the opportunity to “provide sanctuary to those fleeing war-torn places.” “Refugees, like all people, are treasured human beings, made in the image of God, who deserve safety, freedom and the opportunity to flourish,” he said.

“It is an enormous privilege to welcome a family to live in a cottage in the grounds of Lambeth Palace. I am hugely grateful to the Home Office and Lambeth Council for their tireless work and support in enabling this to happen.”