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Marx: ‘Reduce the number of refugees’ Premium

11 February 2016 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
 
Berlin must impose limits on the number of refugees allowed to settle in Germany, according to the country’s most senior Catholic leader.It is the first time that Cardinal Reinhard Marx (pictured), president of the German Bishops’ Conference and member of the Pope’s C9 group of advisers, has admitted that Germany, which has currently registered more than a million refugees, must now reduce the influx.In a four-page interview for the German daily Passauer Neue Presse on 6 February, which was simultaneously published verbatim on the Bishops’ Conference website, the cardinal was asked how long he thought the country could keep up its compassionate refugee policy. In reply he said: “It is not only a question of compassion but also of common sense. Germany cannot




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