Still no word from the Vatican on my Friday suggestion they open the palace at Castel Gandolfo to provide solace and succor.
However...they did come back with a counter-offer a couple days later:
The Vatican will shelter two families of refugees who are fleeing death from war or hunger, Pope Francis announced Sunday as he called on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to do the same....MORETwo.
That's one family for each of the parish churches within the Vatican walls, St. Peter's and St. Anne's.
Considering the demographics the UNHCR is reporting, I'd like to counter-counter that since the refugees are mainly tough young guys, a lot of them could be temporarily housed in St. Peter's Square.
And finally, going back to Gary Trudeau's making light of refugees, from '73, my favorite of the strips and a fine lesson in quickly facing up to reality and taking ownership of a situation, the refugees testify regarding Nixon's secret war in Cambodia:
Still looking for the women and children.
You know you've been had when the refugees pull out the selfie stickPreviously:
Right Track/Wrong Track Poll: 57% of Syrians Think Country Is Going in the Wrong Direction
"Egypt billionaire offers to buy island for refugees"