Even though he has stepped down from the throne of St. Peter, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s pastoral heart is still throbbing for the suffering refugees. The retired Pope is praying for migrants and refugees as record numbers seek asylum in Europe. This was confirmed by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the former Pope’s personal secretary.
“Unfortunately the sea for many has become a tomb, but it should be a bridge. It must not be considered a border: the sea connects one country to another, one continent to another. If there are problems in a country or in a continent, the opposite shore should be there to help” Archbishop Ganswein said..