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European bishops discuss pastoral care of Eastern Catholic migrants

October 21, 2016

Fifty Eastern-rite European bishops were among the prelates who gathered in Fatima on October 20 to discuss the pastoral care of Eastern Catholic migrants in Europe.

Melkite Greek Patriarch Gregorios III Laham aspoke of the suffering in Syria, while Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk called for renewed international attention to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, regretted “forms of minimalist reductionism,” such as attempting to provide pastoral care for Eastern Catholic migrants through Latin-rite Masses in Arabic.

 
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