Safety, rights and dignity for migrants is
the heartfelt appeal made by Pope Francis to the international community after
the recent “shipwrecks of migrant boats” carrying children, women and men, “in
the waters of the Mediterranean”. He called for decisive and prompt action “in
order to avoid similar tragedies from repeating themselves and to guarantee
security and the respect of the rights and dignity of all”. The Pope’s appeal
came at the end of the Angelus which he recited before 25,000 faithful gathered
in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday, 22 July.
Profoundly touched by the tragic news of recent weeks, he expressed his
grief and said he would

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