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Migrants crisis moves to top of agenda Premium

24 September 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
 
Meeting the challenge the present refugee crisis poses will be far more difficult for Germany than German Reunification was in 1990, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said after allocating two days of discussions between bishops and experts to the subject, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.Cardinal Marx, president of the bishops’ conference, told journalists they had appointed Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg Special Representative for Refugee Matters.The bishops reshuffled the agenda of their autumn plenary at Fulda this week to devote the first two days exclusively to discussing the ongoing crisis.Marx said that Europe was at a crossroads and he appealed for European solidarity on the refugee issue. “Anyone who approaches Europe’s borders must be sure that they need not fear for




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