Vatican supports Belgian illegal immigrants

The Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium, German archbishop Karl-Josef Rauber, supports the Belgian bishops in their actions for illegal immigrants, according to an announcement to the Belgian newspaper De Morgen. "The church has always chosen the side of the weak. The actions are humanitarian while the solution must come from the politicians." According to him this is not an issue of conflict between Church and State. Rauber stressed that he was not talking specifically about Belgium and that this is an internal Belgian issue.

This is an unusual statement, as papal delegates are usually media-shy. The Belgian bishops called for a solution to the stalemate.

Source: De Morgen (Dutch)

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