AB Jurkovič calls for 'far-sighted' agreement on migration

Posted May 8, 2017 11:49 am by Editor

AB Jurkovič calls for 'far-sighted' agreement on migration

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič addressed a consultation conference on Monday, preparing for the way for an international agreement on migration and human rights.

The agreement, known as a ‘global compact’ aims to draw up a list of principles and commitments addressing all aspects of international migration.

At the meeting, the Vatican envoy called for fraternity and solidarity to take precedence over political divisions and geographical borders. Focusing especially on the need to protect child migrants, he appealed for a “far-sighted and people-centered Global Compact which hinges on migrants as the active protagonists”.

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