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Christians are being ‘marginalised’, says Anglican Archbishop

Christians in the UK are being marginalised, rather than persecuted [1], according to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Most Rev Justin Welby made the remarks following his visit to the crypt of St Oscar Romero, a Catholic Archbishop in El Salvador who was assassinated in 1980.

“I think, being here now [in San Salvador], I wouldn’t use the word persecution,” Archbishop Justin said of the difficulties encountered by some Christians in the UK.

“But I would use words like marginalisation, like pushing people aside, discounting their views because they’re Christians and ignorant. Silencing the people who get got at because they’re preaching in the street. The people who are told that because of their Christian views, they’re not eligible for this or that job or position or whatever it happens to be.