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Take more refugees: NZ bishops

New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a "more generous" approach to refugees.

March 1 2016New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a "more generous" approach to refugees and a "substantial increase" on the quota for the country’s refugee intake. They are also calling for "extra pathways" for refugees to enter New Zealand, the Anglican Communion News Service reports.

Archbishops Brown Turei and Philip Richardson made their case in a submission to New Zealand’s Minister of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully. The pair are charged with recommending to the New Zealand Cabinet where the country’s refugee quota should be set for the next three years.

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