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French bishop: Demolition of Calais Jungle necessary, but change of mentality towards refugees needed

Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras said ‘unhealthy’ conditions meant the transfer of people from the camp was necessary A French bishop defended the demolition of a migrant camp in northern France while urging greater help for displaced refugees and a “change of mentality” toward asylum-seekers. Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras said the transfer of people










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Closing the door on refugees is not the answer, says Pope

The Pope urged the Church to welcome migrants at his general audience yesterday Closing doors to immigrants and refugees is not the answer – in fact, it only helps encourage the crime of human trafficking, Pope Francis said. “The only way for resolution is through solidarity,” where everyone pitches in because “all together we are










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Pope Francis calls on Poles to show compassion to migrants

Pope Francis has urged Poles to show compassion to migrants, after arriving in Kraków for World Youth Day. Cloudy skies and a light drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of pilgrims cheering loudly as the Pope’s plane landed in Kraków on July 27. The arrival ceremony at Kraków’s John Paul II International Airport was marked by










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Manchester parish prepares to take in Syrian refugees

A parish in Greater Manchester is preparing to look after Syrian refugees as part of a Home Office scheme. The Community Sponsorship scheme allows groups, such as churches, to help integrate refugees into Britain. One of the first communities expected to welcome refugees is St Monica’s in Flixton. The Diocese of Salford is acting as










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Cardinal Muller on proselytism, “Sometimes a silent witness is the best witness of the love of God”

Cardinal Gerhard Müller of Germany, Vatican’s Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says proselytism ‘is practically a manipulation of the conscience’ that the church’s mission is to help mankind relate to and love those escaping war and persecution. His words came during an international conference at the Vatican organized to reflect










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