Pope Francis: You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions’

The Pope told pilgrims that the sin Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” “This is not something… Continue reading Pope Francis: You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions’

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

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… Continue reading Bishops welcome EU quota deal for refugees

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