Labeling people who are worried about mass migration into their country as racist is "absolutely outrageous," Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby wrote in "The House," a magazine read mainly by members of Parliament, the Religion News website reports today (March 14, 2016).
The head of the world's 80 million Anglicans said the scale of the refugee crisis in Europe -- which is bringing millions of people into Europe from the Middle East and Afghanistan -- is raising huge concerns that he described as "entirely reasonable."
"There is genuine fear," the archbishop said. "And it is really important that that fear is listened to and addressed. There have to be resources put in place that address those fears."
Those fears, he added, include concerns about housing, jobs, and the country's medical services.