The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have released a statement on the on-going refugee crisis after their November 2015 plenary meeting. They call on the UK government to expedite the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and give it priority during the next 18 months:
‘This compassionate programme could realistically be extended to more of the millions of displaced people. The barbarous attacks in Paris last week should not deter us from caring for those in need.’
You can read the full statement on the Catholic Church in England and Wales website.