It comes after the Archbishop told those who voted to stay in the EU to “stop whingeing” and accept the verdict of the Brexit vote at a Christian festival last week.
Welby shared on social media his regret over hurting people’s feelings with his “careless” and “insensitive” remarks saying: “I am aware of the upset after I talked about the need to “stop whingeing” about the Brexit referendum result.
“I expressed myself carelessly and insensitively in the moment. I apologise for that and the hurt that people have felt.”
He went on to say that Christians have a responsibility to be “salt and light” and to “admit when they go wrong.”