Reflecting on Pope Francis’s message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the bishops’ conferences of France and Germany recently issued a joint statement on the plight of child migrants in Europe.
The number of child migrants increased from 23,000 in 2014 to almost
100,000 in 2015, and the bishops said that “as Christians, this reality
cannot leave us indifferent.”
The bishops called upon Christians to pray and advocate on child
migrants’ behalf and asked political leaders to work to ensure that
child migrants lead a “dignified life.”