Migration

Cardinal Nichols welcomes decision to resettle more child refugees

05/05/2016 8:41 am

Girl carries young boy in a refugee camp in the Middle East

The Prime Minister David Cameron has committed the UK to taking in more unaccompanied Syrian refugee children from Europe.

He made the announcement during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, 4 May.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, has welcomed the move:

"I am very happy that the government is extending an offer of sanctuary to a greater number of children fleeing conflict, while continuing to combat the evils of human trafficking.

"The UK’s response to the refugee crisis is improving the lives of thousands. I encourage the Catholic community to keep on playing its part through working with local authorities; being generous with time and resources, and extending the hand of welcome to refugees arriving here."

Cardinal Vincent Nichols
President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales