Pope Francis Asks European Parishes To Shelter Refugees
In a service Sunday, the pope requested that every European parish and religious community take in one refugee family.By Ryan Biek | September 6, 2015
Pope Francis is calling on Europe's Catholics to offer aid to incoming refugees. During a Sunday service in Rome, Francis asked, "Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family."
And the Vatican is no exception. Vatican Radio reports two of its parishes will each be caring for a refugee family in the next few days.
Francis' comments come as political leaders are stepping up their efforts. On Friday, the U.K.'s David Cameron pledged to take in thousands of migrants from Syria amid the ongoing crisis. (Video via BBC)