Archbishop of Canterbury urges Trump to remove hate messages


Archbishop Welby

Archbishop Welby

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has taken to social media to urge President Trump to remove his Britain First retweets from Twitter.

The Archbishop wrote on his Twitter feed last night: 'I join the urgent call for President @realDonaldTrump to remove his Britain First retweets and make clear his opposition to racism and hatred.'

The Archbishop writes on his Facebook page: 'It is deeply disturbing that the President of the United States has chosen to amplify the voice of far-right extremists. Britain First seeks to divide communities and intimidate minorities, especially our Muslim friends and neighbours. Britain First does not share our values of tolerance and solidarity. God calls us as Christians to love our neighbour and seek the flourishing of all in our communities, societies and nations. I join the urgent call of faith groups and others for President Trump not just to remove these tweets, but to make clear his opposition to racism and hatred in all forms.'

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