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Austrian bishops oppose government asylum limits

October 11, 2016

The Austrian bishops have announced their opposition to a government emergency order that will limit asylum claims once 37,500 refugees have arrived in the nation.

“The maintenance of public order and the protection of Austria’s internal security” are not at risk, the bishops said in a statement.

The bishops also warned that the government’s action will encourage other EU nations to limit the number of refugees.


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Oct. 12, 2016 8:07 PM ET USA

    Good for the Austrian government. Common sense prevails.

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Oct. 12, 2016 10:32 AM ET USA

    The study of history seems to have been overlooked in Austrian seminary curricula. Everyone is having fun with madness these days. What the heck! Why not see if they can destroy the whole thing. Europe is dead anyway. Might just as well let the Muslims take care of the architecture.