Peter Sutherland critical of Europe on migrant crisis

UN special envoy on migration tells Knock faithful of EU shortcomings on response

Peter Sutherland: There was no room for ambiguity, or indifference among Christians to the phenomenon of migration. Photograph: The Irish Times

Peter Sutherland: There was no room for ambiguity, or indifference among Christians to the phenomenon of migration. Photograph: The Irish Times

The overall response in Europe to the present migrant crisis has been “less than satisfactory”, UN special envoy on migration Peter Sutherland has said.

Addressing pilgrims during the annual Novena at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, on Monday, Mr Sutherland commended a number of countries including Germany, Sweden and Ireland for their response.

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