COI Gazette – 6th July 2018

A tale of two cathedrals

World Refugee Day was marked around the globe on 20th June. In Dublin, on that evening, 270 people who live in Direct Provision were welcomed to dine in St Patrick’s cathedral.

Direct Provision is a means of meeting the basic needs of food and shelter for asylum- seekers directly, while their claims for refugee status are being processed rather than through full cash payments.

Guests in the cathedral came from 32 different countries and are seeking refuge or asylum in Ireland for various reasons. The food was produced and served by…

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