Pope Francis: put migrant safety before national security

Posted August 21, 2017 12:13 pm by Staff Reporter

Countries should make it as easy as possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders legally, Pope Francis has said. In a message issued ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is due to take place on 18 January next year, the Pope called on governments to relax their immigration laws and to be more welcoming to people entering their territories. “The principle of the…

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