(BREITBART) — The Archbishop of Canterbury has compared Syria’s refugees to Jesus as his rationale for offering a four bedroomed cottage in the grounds of Lambeth Palace to “one or two” Syrian families. The offer came after the Pope said he would host two families in the Vatican.
A spokesman for the Archbishop has confirmed that the cottage is currently being redecorated in preparation for receiving the migrants, and that, “as a Christian who leads the Church of England it is something he feels absolutely passionate about.”
She continued: “As the Archbishop has said, Jesus was a refugee, and there are refugees here who are desperate for sanctuary from war-torn places and the Archbishop is completely torn about their situation and wants to make a difference.”
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He will be paying for the renovation and re-homing out of his own discretionary fund, she confirmed.