Refugees to be housed in Lambeth Palace grounds

The Archbishop of Canterbury has offered to host one or two refugee families in a cottage in the grounds of his Lambeth Palace residence.

A spokesman for Archbishop Justin Welby noted that Jesus was a refugee.

The spokesman said a four-bedroom cottage at Lambeth Palace in London could house a “family or two”, adding that the archbishop would pay for this “out of his own discretionary fund”.

The archbishop has been considering the move for “a while”, his office said, and the cottage is currently being redecorated.

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