Pope Francis recently encouraged Christians everywhere to show compassion to refugees and offer help in any way they could. He specifically requested that every parish volunteer to house at least one refugee family, and now the Vatican is setting the example by agreeing to host a family of four Syrian refugees.
The Greek Catholic family fled Damascus and arrived in Rome on September 6. According to a statement released by the Vatican, the family is currently in the process of seeking official asylum. The Vatican will house the family in the Parish of Santa Anna until they are able to receive asylum.
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