The Chairman of the council of Evangelical Church in Germany, Heinrich Bedford-Strom, criticized the decision to distribute 400 minor refugees from Moria to ten European countries as a very small number.
“It is by no means enough. The European Union is comparatively rich. It is a shame for Europe to consider 400 people a major humanitarian achievement. Europe could do much more. Churches in European countries expect to find ways to end this humanitarian crisis,” Bedford-Strom told RTL and n-tv.
“The desire to receive refugees in Europe exists, it simply should no longer be hindered by state governments. We can not always refer to the fact that a pan-European solution is needed first since the situation of the people is getting worse. Some states cannot avoid responsibility. And if they also use Christian formulations, then that is even more intolerable,” said Bedford-Strohm.
“We cannot expect all states (to accept refugees from Moria). We have been doing it for years. And my patience is really running out now,” stressed the chairman of the council of Evangelical Church in Germany.