Community Sponsorship Scheme

The Community Sponsorship Scheme offers a way for local groups - including parish groups - to assist refugees fleeing war and violence to integrate safely into our local communities. 

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The Community Sponsorship Scheme offers a way for local groups – including parish groups – to assist refugees fleeing war and violence to integrate safely into our local communities. 

The Community Sponsorship Scheme is a government-backed initiative that enables community groups - including the Catholic Church, its agencies and charities - to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK.

A prayer for peace by Pope St John Paul II that can be used to pray for an end to violence in Syria and the Middle East. We also pray for peace for the refugees fleeing oppression.

Some of the Catholic dioceses of England and Wales have coordinators who can respond to issues relating to migrants and refugees.