In Europe, hearts and doors being opened for the refugees!

In Europe, hearts and doors being opened for the refugees!

refugeesMany European families are opening their homes to refugees in a positive response to Pope Francis’ appeal to parishes to open their doors to welcome them as a way to fight the irresistible crisis.

Fr. Peter Balleis, the outgoing international director for Jesuit Refugee Services said that the Pontiff’s call for European parishes to take in refugees is “a very practical, concrete, manageable, idea.” He continues by saying that Pope’s decision provides shelter for an ailing refugee family.

It was on Sunday that the Pope appealed to all parishes, religious communities, monasteries and sanctuaries in European including Vatican to welcome refugees as part of the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy..