The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the people of Britain to "demonstrate our shared humanity" and welcome more refugees.
Justin Welby pointed out that Britons "have a long and wonderful history of offering shelter" and urged the Government "to be just as generous again" in helping migrants.
The Archbishop said he would pray the people in Briton would have the "capacity" to welcome refugees, just as the UK has done "for centuries when people have turned to us in crisis".
"It's always been controversial at the time. It's always been seen as too difficult. Yet each time we have risen to the challenge and benefited from the gifts those coming to us bring," he added.