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Church in Italy has assisted 30,000 migrants, refugees in past year

September 07, 2016

In the year since Pope Francis asked every European parish to welcome at least one refugee family, parishes and other Catholic institutions in Italy have assisted at least 30,000 asylum seekers, according to the Italian bishops’ Fondazione Migrantes.

Sixty women’s religious institutes have welcomed refugees into their residences, as have “many” institutes of men.


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