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Columban Migrant Ministry in Chile

The St. Columban House of Hospitality for Migrants in Santiago, Chile, provides food, shelter, a bed, and a welcoming place to live. This video provides a snapshot of the reality that migrants live in and what the Columban Migrant Ministry is doing to help.

Chile is facing a great humanitarian crisis with 1.5 million migrants escaping from poverty, violence and repression. In Santiago, migrants are living in tents in parks and plazas.

"The church cannot ignore this situation," said Columban Fr. Daniel Harding. "If we truly want to follow Jesus, we have to welcome the migrants. support them, help them. We can't throw people out on the street. We have to give them a chance to get established."