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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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Vatican brings second group of Syrian refugees to Rome

Following Pope Francis’s lead, the Vatican has brought a second group of Syrian refugees to Rome. The Vatican said on Friday nine refugees, including three children, were accompanied by Holy See security personnel on their trip from Athens on Thursday. Two of the arrivals are Christians. They had been living in Kara Tepe refugee camp

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Christian and Muslim refugees should be separated, says German police chief

Violence in camps has intensified as the country expects 800,000 people this year Christian and Muslim refugees should be housed separately to prevent the escalation of religious violence, one of Germany’s leading policeman has said. Jörg Radek, deputy head of Germany’s police union, told the German newspaper Die Welt that “I think housing separated according

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Bishops welcome EU quota deal for refugees

Bishops urge Britain to take in more refugees from Syria before winter sets in The Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed a European Union quota deal to share 120,000 refugees between member states. The deal, which was opposed by the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, only covers a minority of the half a

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Bishops: we cannot accept that people drown and suffocate at Europe’s borders

Commission of European bishops, COMECE, says the crisis requires a continent-wide solution The European Union must adopt a common asylum policy “without delay” because it is unacceptable for refugees to “drown and suffocate” at the fringes of the bloc, said the European bishops. A statement issued by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the

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