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Mediterranean becoming an uncrossable border

NAPLES (CNS): The Mediterranean Sea, which has been and could once again be a route for the meeting of peoples and cultures, instead is a “border not to be crossed” between the poor South and the wealthy North, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said in a letter to a June 20 to 21 conference in Naples on theology and the Mediterranean.
 

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French Church groups fight anti-migrant attitudes

PARIS (CNS): The Church in France has launched a programme to combat anti-migrant and anti-Muslim attitudes amid reports of tensions among Catholics.
 
“It is to resist the rise of tensions and hostilities within the Christian community that our movements have decided to work” with the French Bishops’ Conference to find ways to “help Christians rise above these fears and face the migrant question calm and dispassionately,” said a June 7 statement on the conference’s website. 
 

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