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Caritas calls on EU to alter migration policy

June 08, 2016

Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, has joined Caritas Europa and Jesuit Refugee Services in calling on EU nations to alter their migration policies.

According to Caritas, over 1,000 migrants have died in the past week in attempting to reach Europe.

The organizations called on the EU to “open safe and legal channels of entry,” “introduce a humanitarian visa, which is affordable and easily accessible via any EU embassy in countries of origin and transit,” and “lift visa requirements when justified on humanitarian grounds.”

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  • Posted by: FredC - Jun. 09, 2016 1:33 PM ET USA

    But did Caritas have no words concerning the laws of the countries of origin?