Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sealed Hungary’s borders with Serbia to stem the influx and pledged not to let mainly Muslim migrants threaten Hungary’s Christian traditions.
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(Reuters) An ancient castle in an Austrian village somewhere between Vienna and Hungary is not where you might expect to see an Islamic celebration.
The family of four are Melkite Greek Catholics from Damascus. They arrived Sept. 6, the day Pope Francis called on European parishes to open their doors to refugees.
CERGY-PONTOISE, France (RNS) Busloads of refugees began arriving here, after the leftist government announced it would help out an overwhelmed Germany. They have received a warm welcome but questions loom.
Catholic bishops coax reluctant parishes to step up to Pope Francis’ call to take in Muslim refugee families.
“I will acknowledge readily that the scale of the problem will persist long after those 10,000 Syrians have made it into the United States…” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
PARIS (RNS) The leading voices in Europe welcoming the asylum seekers are Pope Francis, who urged all Catholic parishes to take in at least one refugee family, and Chancellor Angela Merkel, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor.
Groups pushing for this include the Church World Service, representing 37 Christian denominations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS.