Pope FrancisAnnouncement

Child migrants should be ‘welcomed and protected’

15 Jul, 2014

In a letter read at a Vatican conference in Mexico City on human migration and development, Francis says migration “has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.”  The Pope says immigrants:

continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes…Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often die, tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.

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