Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family

September 6, 2015 12:07 PM

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Pope Francis on Sunday called on every Catholic parish in Europe to take in a refugee family, saying the Vatican’s two parishes would lead by example.

Calling for a “concrete gesture” ahead of a Jubilee Year of Mercy starting in December, the pope urged “every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary in Europe (to) take in a family.

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