The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
These are the words that Pope Francis forcefully repeated Sunday at the Angelus: it is necessary to “do our part towards giving migrants, refugees and asylum seekers a humane and dignified welcome in Europe”.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is leading the Church outrage over the Moria refugee camp fires, denouncing that “inhumane” EU migrant policy is “killing” new arrivals to the continent.
Two cardinals and an archbishop have said that “Europe should be ashamed” after a devastating fire in a Greek island migrant camp.
A Vatican official has backed as a possible “win-win situation” the “mass regularisation” of ‘illegal’ immigrants.
The Holy See has reiterated its commitment to dialogue and working with others to find concrete solutions to mass migration and refugee movements, in order to preserve human lives and dignity, alleviate human suffering and advance an authentic integral development.
In words following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis highlighted an appeal launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this week calling for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.
Church group brings more refugees to France through humanitarian corridors: “Despite the coronavirus, we haven’t forgotten Syria”.
More than 3,000 refugees have reached Europe safely and legally via the “humanitarian corridors” set up by the Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio.
The Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the Church’s key organisations on the frontline of the European refugee crisis, has said it appreciated new EU Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s call to “save human lives” in the Mediterranean.