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Justin Welby apologises for LGBT 'hurt and pain'

Justin Welby has apologised for the "hurt and pain" caused by the Anglican Church to the LGBT community.

The Archbishop of Canterbury made the comments as he defended the decision to restrict a liberal US branch of the church for allowing same-sex marriage.

He said it was ''a constant source of deep sadness that people are persecuted for their sexuality''.

The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 15 Jan 2016
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