As a record number people fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East fill European refugee camps, Slovakia would prefer to take in only 200 and ideally Christians who will stay there, a ministry spokesman said.
Articles tagged “refugees”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Drawing attention to the U.N.’s World Refugee Day this Saturday, Pope Francis said people who shut out refugees should seek forgiveness.
(RNS) “On this point there is no possible neutrality. We either serve the life of Salvadorans or we are accomplices in their death. … We either believe in a God of life or we serve the idols of death.”
CATANIA, Italy (RNS) Stretched to the limits by the scores of refugees who arrive daily, Italian Catholics are trying to embody Pope Francis’ call to build “a church for the poor.”
BAGA SOLA, Chad (RNS) Children make up about half of the Nigerians coming to the crowded Baga Sola refugee camp. Many are orphans sinking into despair, traumatized from the horrors they’ve witnessed and facing an uncertain future.
SANLIURFA, Turkey (RNS) Little is known about how the Islamic State group is viewed by those living under its thumb. But a steady stream of refugees settling in southern Turkey offers a peek into life in the areas the militants control.
ROME (RNS) The priest is accused of at least 10 episodes of sexual violence against immigrants since 2009, and he also faces embezzlement charges after the alleged discovery of 10,000 euros ($13,600 ) inside his church.
(RNS) While some may wage wars in the name of their religion, others care for the refugees who flee the violence because of their faith.