The bishop with responsibility for migrants has called on the Government to recognise the desperation of the thousands of people caught up in the Calais crisis. Bishop Patrick Lynch welcomed an assurance by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, that the international community would provide protection for those migrants fleeing conflict and would “pursue the callous criminals who encourage so many to make this perilous journey”.
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As people of faith it is critical that we understand the complexities of immigration. As people of faith it is critical that we have opportunities to discuss the issue so that we can better understand the Church’s concern and involvement in this issue.