Pope Francis urges religious communities to offer sanctuary to migrant families

London: Pope Francis has urged all religious communities in Europe to do their part to stem the refugee crisis and offer sanctuary to migrant families.

According to The Guardian, the Pontiff said that it was not enough to encourage the migrants with calls for courage and patience.

Tangible demonstrations of help were needed to deal with the current migrant crisis, Pope Francis said.

The comments came as thousands of refugees from Syria arrived in Austria and Germany after an exhausting journey from Hungary. (ANI)