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Hospitality and love our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism says Justin Welby

Most Revd Justin Welby's been visiting Marsh Academy School in his diocese and met a teenager who'd fled violence in North Africa and taken refuge here.

Praising the school for the welcome it's given to the boy and the generosity it, and the surrounding community has shown, the archbishop has challenged us all to follow it's example.

"Jesus was a refugee - fleeing as a baby with his parents, returning years later to a strange new 'home'," he said.

"He tells us to be those who welcome the alien and stranger, the poor and weak.

"As a nation we have always done so. In today's world hospitality and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism."

Archbishop Justin finished his message by suggesting society will become a better place if we all take on these values.

The message will be broadcast on BBC1 at 12.55.

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