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25 February 2016 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Bishops admit they failed to protect Christian refugees Premium

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The German bishops have produced guidelines aimed at protecting Christians from being persecuted by Muslims in refugee camps in Germany. They admit the Church has not given sufficient attention to situations in which Christian refugees have been ostracised, harassed and even openly attacked by Muslims.The bishops devoted a whole day of their four-day plenary last week to discussing the refugee crisis, which they made a top priority, and published guidelines on how the Church should cope with the more than one million refugees that Germany has taken in. One guideline is devoted to providing pastoral care for and helping to integrate Christian refugees, particularly those who belong to Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome.“We are particularly obliged to help the large nu


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