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Prayers, action for refugees

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis, Archbishop Tartaglia speak out as death toll nears 800 after capsize of boat from Libya in one of the worst maritime disasters since the Second World War

Pope Francis is leading Church demands for Europe to take action to save the thousands of refugees who are drowning trying to cross the Mediterranean each year. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow said the UK Government had a duty to ‘rescue and re-home these unfortunate people who are relying on our help’ after a boat carrying upwards of 900 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean last weekend, killing most of its passengers. It has been estimated that 1600 people have already drowned making the crossing so far this year. Speaking in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, the Pope made a ‘heartfelt appeal’ for more to be done to help the migrants, many of whom are fleeing poverty and conflict in Africa and the Middle East. “They are men and women like us, our brothers seeking a better life, starving, persecuted, wounded, exploited, victims of war,” the Holy Father said. “They were looking for a... continue reading.

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  • SCO exclusive: Harrowing account of helping refugees at sea from the Order of Malta.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson confers of the Ministry at Mass on candidate for the permanent diaconate Kris Jablonski at St John’s Perth.
  • Vocations to the priesthood are precious, writes Deacon Henry McKenna ahead of World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, with guidance from Pope Francis and Archbishop Leo Cushley.
  • New series by Joe McGrath begins on what happened to the Church after the Resurrection.
  • Knights of St Columba put poppy from the Tower of London on first Supreme Knight’s grave.



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