56 people are still in distress at sea, migrant hotline Alarm Phone said on Twitter on Saturday morning.
The EU granted protection status to 295,800 asylum seekers last year, compared to the 316,200 granted protection in 2018, Eurostat figures show.
Archbishop Scicluna prayed to the Lord so that people's attitude towards migrants is softened and a more compassionate approach is adopted.
The owner of the La Ciguena resort has turned the facility over to some of Madrid's most vulnerable families, after he had to close the hotel because of the coronavirus outbreak sweeping through Spain.
While richer nations rush to bolster their health systems to cope, poorer nations with fewer resources are likely to struggle and suffer worse impacts, said humanitarian organisations, with refugee camps and war zones facing some of the worst risks.
A group of ten Catholic and Lutheran Bishops of Nordic countries have warned that if we fail the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we will lose our humanity.
The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers and wounding of 32, announced by the governor in Turkey's Hatay province bordering Syria, raised the Turkish military death toll in the region to 54 this month.
At present around 7.5% of EU residents were born outside of the EU, translating to just under 40 million people
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the federal resettlement program.
Some 3.9 million stateless people appear in the reporting of 78 countries, however the UN Refugee Agency estimates the actual total to be significantly higher.