Bishop Angaelos, a leader in a church that is a frequent victim of extremist Islamist attacks, has spoken out against refugee policies that discriminate. He warns of the dangers of seeking revenge.
Bishop Angaelos leads the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK. As the main church in Egypt, the Coptic church has suffered from an escalation of Islamist attacks in recent months, such as December's church bombing in Cairo. The Bishop has previously written written about forgiveness for such crimes.
President Donald Trump's latest restriction of refugee access to the USA has prompted a large number of Christian leaders to speak out on behalf of the refugee.
In a statement today, the Bishop acknowledges that terrorist attacks have led to "growing uncertainty and global anxiety" regarding security, and an "underlying scepticism" over border security, at the same time as the perception of a "lack of compassion" for refugees ...