Pope takes in two migrant families and urges all European parishes to do the same 6 years ago

Pope takes in two migrant families and urges all European parishes to do the same

Pope Francis is to house two migrant families in the Vatican City.

As migrants and refugees continue to make their way across Hungary to Germany and Austria, the Pope has urged all Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries to take in a migrant family to help the crisis.

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The Pope said he was leading by example by housing two refugee families and he hoped others would follow his lead.

During his Sunday Angelus prayers he told the crowds of thousands: "Every Catholic parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary in Europe should accommodate one family, beginning with my diocese of Rome. [In wake of the] tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees that flee death in conflict and hunger and are on a journey of hope, the Gospel calls us to be close to the smallest and to those who have been abandoned".

As well as this, today a number of private cars driven by activists have crossed the border into to Hungary to collect refugee and migrant families making their way to Germany and Austria.

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Hat-tip to BBC and Clip via EuroNews