Three leading Cardinals have called for European Episcopal Conferences to help relocate refugees stuck in Lesbos and other reception camps in Greece.
Greece “is struggling but it is also determined to break the shackles of an economic and financial crisis that brought it to its knees”, the Catholic Archbishop of Athens has affirmed.
“No Christian should have a negative attitude towards immigrants”, two Spanish-born African bishops have insisted.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has donated 100,000 euros to the Lesbos refugees in the concentration camps on the Greek island.
“What’s happening on Lesbos cannot be tolerated, especially at Christmas”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has denounced.
The Greek Government has promised more action on human rights issues as attacks on religious sites in the country recorded an alarming rise.
Vatican official Fabio Baggio has deplored the “disastrous” effect on migrants of the “culture of waste” and the “globalisation of indifference”.
Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has highlighed the “common ground” between the Left and Christianity after a meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican.
The president of Caritas Greece, Antonios Voutsinos, has reminded the country’s new Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, that “Greece is a poor country and policies cannot be influenced by the wealthier classes”.