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Church leaders back Norfolk Syria refugees plea

Church leaders across Norfolk have reiterated their backing for a campaign to get Norfolk County Council to accept 50 Syrian refugees in the light of the deepening crisis across Europe.

Launched several months ago, the online petition from Sanctuary Norfolk has now climbed to 1200 people.
 
The Rev Alan Winton, Bishop of Thetford, said: “I would personally support it and I think a lot of us have been moved by the images of refugees we have seen. If everyone did their bit, we might be able to help these people who are in a pretty desperate situation.”
 
Marguerite Phillips, 68, president of the Diocese of Norwich Mothers’ Union, said: “We have been campaigning for nine months now to bring this tiny number of refugees to Norfolk, but have been getting nowhere. On the whole, the refugees who have come to Norfolk have a terrific record of settling in with the community.”
 
Read our previous article on this topic
 
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Read an EDP24 article on this topic
 
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