The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the British government’s plan to send some asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda is “the opposite of the nature of God”.

In his Easter sermon, Justin Welby said Christ’s resurrection was not the time for “subcontracting our responsibilities”.

He also called for a ceasefire in Ukraine and spoke of his concern over the cost of living crisis.

The government says change is needed to protect lives from people smugglers.

Under the £120m scheme – which was announced last week – people deemed to have entered the UK unlawfully will be transported to the east African country, where they will be allowed to apply for the right to settle.