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The Anchor: African refugees look to a priest as their savior

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Fr. Zerai

Fr. Zerai, an Eritrean-born Roman Catholic priest, ministers to and helps save African immigrants risking their lives to reach Europe. Read his story in The New Yorker here: The Anchor: African refugees look to an exiled priest as their savior. Photos after the jump:

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Misc: Pope’s Homily on Immigrants and Solidarity

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For his first Papal trip, Pope Francis visited Lampedusa, an island outside of Rome, which has become one of the main points of entry into Europe for thousands of desperate immigrants.  Immigrants come in crowded and unsafe ships, and many die en route. In his homily at Lampedusa Pope Francis said, “These our brothers and sisters who seek to leave difficult situations in order to find a little serenity and peace, they seek a better place for themselves and for their families . . . How many times do those who seek this not find understanding, do not find welcome, do not find solidarity! And their voices rise up even to God!” Read the entire homily here: The Globalization of Indifference

Prayers and action for immigrants in the US here: Prayers for Immigrants

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