Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu
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Ebola crisis: Archbishop of York urges worship in 'small groups'

People of faith in countries struggling to combat the world's worst outbreak of Ebola should not meet in large numbers, the UK's Archbishop of York has said.

Dr John Sentamu, a senior Anglican cleric, urged people in countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to practice their faith alone or in small groups, to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Dr Sentamu welcomed action by Britain, sending soldiers and medical staff to affected countries, but said the EU and the rest of the world should do more to contain the outbreak.

He spoke to the BBC's religious affairs correspondent Caroline Wyatt.

  • 23 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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