Welby prays for politicians
The archbishop of Canterbury has warned that a no-deal Brexit would hit the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK.
Justin Welby said he was praying for politicians at the start of what is expected to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent parliamentary history.
In an interview with the Christian website Premier, he said: “The burden of proof is on those that are arguing for no deal to show that it will not harm the poorest and most vulnerable … How we care about them and how our politics affects them is a deeply moral issue.”
Welby, who is known to have voted remain, said: “Politicians have one of the hardest jobs in the world … we need to pray for them. It is unbelievably difficult. When I pray for Theresa May and for all of our politicians, which I do every day ... [I pray for] wisdom, courage and strength for them and their families.”