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Pope Francis calls for protection of “human dignity” in the face of the “migratory phenomenon”

Pope Francis calls for protection of “human dignity” in the face of the “migratory phenomenon”

Pope Francis calls for protection of “human dignity” in the face of the “migratory phenomenon”

He Pope Francis asked today to protect “human dignity” before him “migration phenomenon“, after a week in which the arrival of thousands of people on Italian shores put the world’s focus on migration to Europe through him Mediterranean.

It is not an easy challenge, as the news of recent days also demonstrates, but one that we must face together, as it is essential for everyone’s future, which will only be prosperous if it is built on the basis of fraternity.“, implored the Pontiff after the Sunday prayer of Angelus at the Saint Peter’s Square of the Vatican.

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Francis insisted that “human dignity and specific people, especially those most in need”must be prioritized before taking any measures.

He also recalled that on his next trip to the French city of Marseille (south), on September 22nd and 23rd, ecclesiastical and civil leaders will promote “paths of peace, collaboration and integration” with special attention migration phenomenon.

Mass of Francis in Marseille, which will be attended by the French president Emmanuel Macronwill be the central event of the initiative’Mediterranean meetings‘, which the city will hostrich in cities and called to be a port of hope”.

His words on the migratory phenomenon coincided with the visit of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyenand the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Melonito the Italian island of Lampedusa (south), epicenter of Migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

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Last August, Pope Francis denounced that “Since the beginning of the year, almost 2,000 men, women and children have died“trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea and asked”political and diplomatic efforts”to avoid new tragedies like the last shipwreck in which“41 people lost their lives”.

With pain and shame we must say that since the beginning of the year Almost 2,000 men, women and children have died at sea trying to reach European open wound in our humanity“, warned the Pontiff after praying the Angelus Sunday.

Source: Elcomercio

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