Protection of Refugees: UN Leans on Pope’s Voice, Says Archbishop Auza
“The UN leans strongly on the Pope’s voice in the defense of refugees,” said Archbishop Monsignor Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the United Nations Organization. The UN “is convinced, that Pope Francis’ voice “can influence the countries that have a hard attitude towards those that should be aided and not rejected,” he stressed.
This was Archbishop Auza’s comment on the Holy Father’s address to the Diplomatic Corps on January 7, during an interview in Italian with “Vatican News,” on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
“The Holy See contributed substantially to the Global Compact on Migration, explained the Permanent Observer.