CNA Staff, Oct 28, 2020 / 12:00 pm
A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a family, including two children.
Bishop Paul McAleenan said Oct. 28 that he hoped the incident would not be used to score political points.
"All who value human life, whatever their position on migrants and refugees, will be united in sorrow following yesterday's tragedy in the Channel," said the chairman of the English and Welsh bishops' office for migration policy.
"Immediate thoughts should be with the adults and children who died, their families wherever they are in the world, and their companions who will remember forever what they witnessed. It is hoped that no one will want to make a mere political point because of the incident."