Pope Francis: “Migrants victims of those who reject them, blocking ships does not solve the problem”

Pope Francis: “Migrants victims of those who reject them, blocking ships does not solve the problem”

During a meeting with refugees who had arrived from Lesbos in recent weeks, Pope Francis displayed a life jacket belonging to a migrant who died in the Mediterranean “to remind everyone of the imperative commitment to save all human life”. “It is not by blocking their ships that the problem is solved”, the words of the Pontiff.

“It is not by blocking their ships that the problem is solved.” To pronounce these words is Pope francesco during the meeting with i migrants arrived from Lesbos in Rome in recent weeks thanks to a humanitarian corridor. “We must seriously commit ourselves to emptying the detention camps in Libya, evaluating and implementing all possible solutions – added Pope Bergoglio -. We must denounce and prosecute the traffickers who exploit and mistreat migrants, without fear of revealing connivance and complicity with the institutions “. And again, the Pope invited us to put aside economic interests to put the person at the center. “Every person, whose life and dignity are precious in the eyes of God,” he said. Hence the appeal to help and save “because we are all responsible for the life of our neighbor”.

“Saving lives is a duty that unites believers and non-believers” – During his speech Pope Francis exhibited a life jacket that belonged to a migrant unidentified died in the Mediterranean last July. “I have decided to exhibit here this life jacket, ‘crucified’ on this cross – said the Pope -, to remind us that we must keep our eyes open, keep our hearts open, to remind everyone of the unavoidable commitment to save every human life. , a moral duty that unites believers and non-believers “. Bergoglio then spoke of deaths caused by injustice, because “it is injustice that forces many migrants to leave their lands. It is injustice that forces them to cross deserts and to suffer abuse and torture in the detention camps. It is injustice that rejects them and causes them to die at sea “.

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