Pope calls on every parish in Europe to take in one migrant family each

As thousands of refugees pour into Europe, Pope Francis has called on every parish and religious community to take in one family each.

He said the Vatican state would set the example, with its two parishes each taking in a family of refugees in the coming days.

There are more than 25,000 parishes in Italy alone, and some 12,000 in Germany, where many refugees fleeing war and hardship in the Middle East hope to end up.

“Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees, the Gospel calls …

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