The direction UK is headed ‘not what we want’, says head of the Church of England

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The head of the Church of England has spoken out about his concern for the country’s direction, saying that tolerance for minority groups has decreased and homelessness has increased.

The Archbishop of Canterbury used his annual Christmas message, to reflect on the state of the vulnerable people in the UK, which he says has worsened over the last nine years.

The Most Rev Justin Welby shared his Christmas message with The Big Issue on Monday, in which he reflected on the state of vulnerable people in the country, which he said has become worse over the last nine years.

He said that there are more food bank users, an increase in rough sleepers and a rise in what he calls “vitriolic language”, adding that people’s tolerance for minority groups has gone down.

The Most Rev Justin Welby said: “We have had an MP murdered. I am not saying we are in a crisis, I am just saying the direction of travel is not what we want.”

The archbishop was also asked about the Duke of York scandal, and his thoughts on whether the royal family have to adhere to a higher moral code than the rest of society.

“I think generally speaking they do serve in a way that is extraordinary in what is literally, for them, a life sentence,” he said.

“I think to ask that they be superhuman saints is not what we should do because nobody is like that.

“Everybody makes mistakes, everybody is human. I am not commenting on any member of the royal family except to say that I am astonished at what a gift they are to this country.”

Via Sky News

 

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