What is church asylum?

Church asylum refers to religious communities temporarily accommodating refugees – at times also irrespective of the religious belief of the asylum seekers. It aims at preventing depor-tation in situations of danger (also in the case of deportations according to the Dublin III Regu-lation) and at resuming or re-examining an asy-lum procedure or the consideration of a case of hardship on the side of the responsible state authorities.