By Fr Bobby Gilmore
Joseph got up, took the child and his mother,
and left that night for Egypt,
where he stayed until the death of Herod. (Mt.2-14)
Europe and Refugees
The anti-immigrant rhetoric poured out over recent years by commentators in Europe was getting to a stage where the public seemed indifferent to the plight of immigrants, as if they were not people. Even members of the public with some family members, or extended family relatives in the diasporas, were led to imagine that there was some kind of difference between their immigrant kith and kin, and the immigrants fleeing wars in the Middle East, or common violence in failed African states.