Finally a church leader speaking some sense.
Sydney Archbishop says Australia should take more asylum seekers in response to refugee crisis in war-torn Syria… and should prioritise CHRISTIANS
- Australian Catholic figures say Christian refugees need special treatment
- Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher said they should be Australia’s priority
- Comments were in response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria
- ‘Christians-first’ method has some support within the Federal Government
Christian refugees attempting to flee Syria as part of the country’s humanitarian crisis should be prioritised over people of other beliefs, some of Australia’s leading Catholics believe.
Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher believes special treatment is needed due to ‘campaigns to drive Christians from the Middle East’.
‘Other groups are also suffering badly and being persecuted but many Syrian Christians have relatives and a cultural affinity in Australia and we should be honouring those ties and connections,’ Archibishop Fisher said, according to The Australian.
Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher believes special treatment is needed for Christian refugees fleeing Syria due to ‘campaigns to drive Christians from the Middle East’
He also said Australia’s refugee intake should be increased, along with the Anglican Church – which called for an increase of 10,000.
‘The church has today written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton offering to cooperate with the Government in any way it can to help resettle the refugees,’ a statement from the church read.
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