Frankfurt Airport chaplaincy a haven for refugees, tourists and staff

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When the phone rings for Father Edward Fröhling at the Frankfurt Airport chaplaincy, he sometimes has to hurry. It might be the police needing the chaplain or an airline seeking help for a stranded passenger or traveller in distress. “Once, someone was standing at the Lufthansa counter without papers and money, who desperately wanted to fly to the US and was completely distraught,” says the Catholic priest. He wears a bright yellow waistcoat and walks some 6 kilometres a day along the long corridors of the airport terminals. Fröhling works with Protestant pastor Bettina Klünemann as the faces …

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