Christian Democrats ready to accept refugees fleeing from ISIS

The Christian Democratic Party is ready to accept refugees running from ISIS, the party’s head Pavel Bělobrádek said at a press conference on Tuesday. Mr Bělobrádek made the announcement in reaction to Saturday’s call of the Czech Bishop’s Conference on parishes to accept families of Christian refuges. Mr Bělobrádek said the party is ready to provide aid to migrants in cooperation with churches and non-profit organisations. At the same time, he pointed out the need to distinguish between economic migrants and refugee whose life is at threat. The government is scheduled to meet on Wednesday to debate the number of migrants the Czech Republic would be able to take in over the next two years.

Author: Ruth Fraňková