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Vienna’s cardinal cautions against panic in face of refugee crisis

September 08, 2015

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna traveled to Nickelsdorf, a small Austrian town on the Hungarian border, after 71 migrants were discovered dead in a truck on the Budapest-Vienna highway.

Appealing to “elementary humanity”-- “these people have the same fears, worries, hopes”-- the prelate cautioned against panic over Europe’s refugee crisis, according a local newspaper report.

“Only 1% of the world’s refugees,” he said, are entering Europe, and their number constitutes only 0.1% of Europe’s population. 


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  • Posted by: bruno - Sep. 08, 2015 5:20 PM ET USA

    Words are inadequate to express my sadness at this news. We must pray!