Refugee crisis in Europe: how is the Church responding?

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt. Gallen / Geneva, 15 January 2016 - A survey recently carried out among the European Bishops’ Conferences reveals that the Church in Europe has positively responded to the urgent needs of refugees and migrants, and to the appeal of the Holy Father to host refugees. Assistance provided includes immediate care to people most in need, and longer term actions facilitating integration in Europe.

Carried out in autumn 2015 by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), the survey aimed at gathering a clear picture of the Church response to the current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe and to exchange ideas on possible practical responses.

The summary of the survey is available on the CCEE website.