September 12, 2017

Pope Francis Statement

In a statement for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis said the world has four responsibilities toward refugees and migrants:  to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate them. Personal safety of migrants and refugees should be prioritized over national security.  The pope called on nations to streamline the process for providing humanitarian visas and sponsorships and said immigrants need freedom of religious practice, employment opportunities, language instruction, a path to citizenship, labor regulations for underage migrants, and opportunities for family reunifications.
(Christian Century, September 13, 2017)