Convent in Italy

Convent in Italy to provide accommodation and care to those fleeing war

A medieval convent near Assisi has opened its doors once again to offer refugees sanctuary and assistance.

With the support of the Order of Friars Minor in Umbria, the local Caritas will provide educational, cultural and language assistance to 13 men from Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

The Franciscans in Assisi have been working to make their lodging and residential properties, mostly convents, throughout Umbria available for such efforts.

The Franciscan order said: “Welcoming refugees represents a work of mercy, called for also by the appeals of Pope Francis and the entire provincial fraternity.”