German Catholic Bishop calls for fewer migrants to be allowed into the country because the country can’t take ‘all the world’s needy’

A senior bishop in the German Catholic Church has said his country needs fewer refugees because it ‘cannot take in all the world’s needy’.

More than one million asylum seekers arrived in the country during 2015 – with the Government yet to give an estimate for how many it expects this year.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, made his comments in the Passauer Neue Presse in which he also expressed concern at a rise in xenophobia in Germany.