Middle East

Archbishop of Canterbury to pray for Trump on Mideast peace

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he will be praying for President Donald Trump to have the "determination and courage" to push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during his upcoming trip to the region.

Justin Welby said on Wednesday as he was wrapping up a 10-day Holy Land trip that his key takeaway from the visit is "the overwhelming need for peace."

The head of the Church of England says that "people have lots of views about President Trump but when he comes here, my prayer for him is that he will be filled with determination and courage and given gifts of wisdom that will make a difference."

Welby also urged politicians to make peace their main goal, both between Israel and the Palestinians and across the Middle East.