Pope blesses sculpture celebrating culture of welcome for migrants

Posted January 25, 2017 10:08 am by Editor

Pope blesses sculpture celebrating culture of welcome for migrants

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has again expressed his closeness and concern for migrants and refugees by blessing a sculpture to be placed in the port of the Sicilian Island of Lampedusa, the gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands fleeing poverty and violence.

Before stepping into the Paul VI Hall to lead the weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the Pope met Mauro Vaccai, the artist who has created the sculpture and blessed the work of art that celebrates the culture of welcome put into practice by the Lampedusa authorities and population.

Due to its geographical position, the tiny island is one of

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