The Roman Catholic Church responds to the issue of asylum seeker policy due to its beliefs and values. These beliefs and values can be sourced from:
"How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need, yet refuses help?" – 1 John 3:17.
Trocaire. (2014, September 25). Catholic Social Teaching in 3 Minutes. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELyLdMlFdzA
The Catholic Social Teachings as we know them today stem from the Papal Encyclical Rerum Novarum, promulgated in 1891. Pope Leo XIII's encyclical was originally implemented to address capital and labour. The Catholic Social Teachings now focus on themes that extend to include:
euronews (in English). (2016, November 1). Pope Francis prasies secular Sweden over asylum seekers- world. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myb8mSvRdms
"The duty of promoting human solidarity also falls upon the shoulders of nations."
– Populorum Progression, 48