Refugees have a special place in the heart of the Church
“Be inspired by confidence and hope despite the problems, risks and difficulties that you face,” This was the message of the Bishop of Garissa, Joseph Alessandro, who is also Chair of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (KCCB) – Commission for Refugees, Seafarers and Migrants. The Bishop was speaking when he addressed refugees at Divine Word Parish in Kayole, Nairobi. This was on the occasion to mark this year’s World Refugee Day.
The Bishop’s consoling message came to the refugees amidst plans regarding the Kenyan government’s intention to close Garissa’s Dadaab refugee camp due to security concerns. Dadaab camp is home