Vigil for Refugees


Medical Mission Sisters in Germany recently joined other Christians in mourning the close to 3000 refugees who died in the Mediterranean Sea this year trying to escape life-threatening circumstances at home.  Catholics and Protestants organized a vigil to honor those who lost their lives.  In the heart of Frankfurt City, they erected a wooden cross and stood in a circle around it as darkness fell. The cross was crafted from planks of a refugee’s boat which crossed the Mediterranean Sea and finally arrived in Lampedusa, Italy.  There was time for silent prayer and all were invited to light a candle in memory of the refugees who died.