Open corridors for refugees

Already well known for his advocacy on behalf of compassion and welcome for immigrants, Pope Francis on October 1 called for opening humanitarian corridors for refugees in difficult situations around the world, to avoid “intolerable delays and lost time that deceives.”

Oct 06, 2017

By John L. Allen Jr
Already well known for his advocacy on behalf of compassion and welcome for immigrants, Pope Francis on October 1 called for opening humanitarian corridors for refugees in difficult situations around the world, to avoid “intolerable delays and lost time that deceives.”

The pontiff also called on countries to promote private and community-based programmes of welcome for immigrants and refugees, at a time when some nations around the world appear to be moving towards tighter restrictions on new entries.

“Many who don’t know you are afraid of you. They feel they have the right to judge you, and to treat you with harshness and coldness because they think they’re seeing things correctly, but that’s not so,” Francis said.

“I’m here with you because I want to carry your eyes in mine, your hearts in mine,” he said. --Crux

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