Italians help flood of refugees in Pope Francis’ vision of ‘a church for the poor’

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Migrants sit at the Caritas center in Catania, Sicily. Religion News Service photo by Rosie Scammell

Migrants sit at the Caritas center in Catania, Sicily. Religion News Service photo by Rosie Scammell

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CATANIA, Italy (RNS) Stretched to the limits by the scores of refugees who arrive daily, Italian Catholics are trying to embody Pope Francis' call to build "a church for the poor."