In his message for the new year, the head of the Church of England spoke of refugees as a “a blessing to our way of life” and called on the British to reconcile following the Brexit vote.
“The EU referendum was a tough campaign and it has left divisions,” Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury said.
“Living well together despite our differences, offering hospitality
to the stranger and those in exile, with unshakable hope for the
future—these are the gifts, the commands and the promises of Jesus
Christ,” he added. “They are also the foundations of our best shared
values, traditions and practices in Britain.”