Pope Urges European Parishes To Host One Migrant Family Each

Pope Francis has appealed to every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each, in a gesture of solidarity. “I appeal to the parishes, the religious communities, the monasteries and sanctuaries of all Europe to take in one family of refugees. “The Vatican’s two parishes would take in a family of refugees each in the coming days.

“Taking in migrant families was a “concrete gesture” to prepare for the extraordinary Holy Year on the theme of mercy which is due to begin on Dec. 8,’’ he said. A report on Monday from the Vatican City, noted that Francis made the appeal, at the St. Peter’s Square,Vatican, after his Sunday address, adding that he too would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives.

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