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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- Migrantes: un anno di impegno nell'accoglienza dei richiedenti asilo nelle comunità cristiane (Migrantes online)
- Pope calls on every European parish to welcome a refugee family (CWN, 9/7)
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