Listen to their voices of pain: Archbishop Justin Welby on his Middle East visit

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Archbishop Justin said today the Church of England must "take great care" to listen to voices of suffering in the Middle East, including shrinking Christian populations, in his first published comments since returning from the region last weekend.

But he said we must contribute "as servants, not coming with some grand idea of solution." He urged the Church to take inspiration from the dioceses in Cairo and Jerusalem which "punch far above their weight, and do it by love expressed in action."

Injustices across the region, and the fears felt by many communities, must be confronted, but "in keeping with these wonderful dioceses, confronted with love, humility, and service," he said.

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