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Justin Welby condemns Nigerian archbishop's gay 'virus' comments

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Justin Welby, who is the leader of the global Anglican church, said the comments made by Henry Ndukuba, the archbishop of Nigeria, were unacceptable and dehumanising.His criticism was endorsed by senior Church of England colleagues, including Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of York, and Sarah Mullally, the bishop of London.In response to a statement on the pastoral care of gay people issued by the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in January, Ndukuba said: “The deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality has infiltrated ACNA.

This is likened to a yeast that should be urgently and radically expunged and excised lest it affects the whole dough.”In a statement, Welby said: “I completely disagree with and condemn this language.

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