Valencia, Spain, Jun 13, 2018 / 15:44 pm
The Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain is preparing resources for more than 600 immigrants on board a rescue boat that was denied entry into Italy this week.
Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia said God is calling the local people to welcome the immigrants.
"We can't let these people who are suffering be stranded."
On June 11, the government of Italy refused entrance to 629 immigrants on board the Aquarius, a humanitarian aid vessel operated by SOS Mediterranée and Doctors Without Borders, two groups that rescue immigrants on small vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.