Archbishop of Wales urges restraint in US – Iran relations


The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, is calling for ‘calm and wisdom’ to prevail as tensions escalate between the United States and Iran.

In a statement today (Jan 5), Archbishop John says:

“At a time when the Christian world continues to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, the Wonderful Counsellor, we must all view with a sense of some alarm, the escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran. The recent action on the part of the US, taken, it would appear, in the total absence of any consultation with its closest allies, has raised the danger level significantly, and the response has begun. It is right that leaders of the world’s nations who are of a good heart and a calm mind should counsel care and wisdom. I urge the government of the United Kingdom to make the strongest representations that such calm and wisdom should prevail in the cause of the peace which Christ came to bring and which the world, in so many places, so desperately needs.”