The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to slam the government’s Rwanda plan for asylum seekers as the the ‘opposite of the nature of God’ tomorrow.
In his Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Justin Welby will say that Christ’s resurrection should be a time for ‘repentance and renewal’, not for ‘sub-contracting our responsibilities’.
The Government announced this week it plans to provide failed asylum seekers, including those crossing the Channel in small boats, with a one-way ticket to Rwanda, where they will have the right to apply to live in the African country.
The Archbishop will also call for a ceasefire in the Russian war on Ukraine and speak of his concern for families struggling during the cost-of-living crisis and for those bereaved by Covid-19.
In his 8.10am sermon, the Archbishop will say: ‘The resurrection of Jesus is not a magic wand that makes the world perfect.
The Archbishop of Canterbury (pictured in Kent on Friday) is set to slam the government’s Rwanda…