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Blocked rescue ships: Pope appeals to States

Still no solution for Malta in the German rescue ships stuck 49 refugees in sight. Now the Pope has spoken to the European governments to the Conscience.

Pope Francis has turned in the conflict of the two blocked rescue vessels of the German aid organisations in the Mediterranean. "Since quite many days, 49 are located in the Mediterranean sea rescued persons on Board of two NGO-ships", - said the head of the Catholic Church before Thousands of faithful in St Peter's square in Rome. "I teach a grieved appeal to the European heads of state and government, that you can show concrete solidarity in dealing with these people."

The helper of the organization's Sea-Watch were rescued before Christmas, 32 people in distress at sea. At the end of December, the ship of Sea-Eye from Regensburg took a further 17 migrants. The boats were due to the high swell last week of the coast of Malta, approaching, but not create.

The Sea-Watch 3 must start no ports in Italy or Malta.

Germany wants a European solution

Malta, Italy and Spain are opposed to a recording of the refugees. "In Italy there are no further arrivals," said Italy's interior Minister Matteo Salvini from the xenophobic Lega Nord party, the newspaper "Il Messaggero". This attitude will not change. "The Italian ports are closed, and will remain," he reiterated on Twitter.

in Germany and the Netherlands agreed only under the condition for recording, that other countries also join. The Federal government says the EU-Commission, "to make a contribution in the framework of a wide European distribution solution," said a spokesman for the Federal interior Ministry. Needed a "balanced distribution of Rescued at sea to a number of EU member States".

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