Pontiff says rescuing those making Mediterranean crossings is a ‘duty of humanity’ on first visit by a pope to Marseille in 500 years
Pope Francis has decried what he called the “fanaticism of indifference” as people risked their lives on dangerous journeys by boat from north Africa to Europe, amid growing political debate over migration.
Opening an overnight visit to the Mediterranean port city of Marseille, Francis presided over a silent moment of prayer at a memorial dedicated to sailors and people who died at sea, surrounded by Marseille’s faith leaders and migrant rescue organisations.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/22/pope-francis-to-preach-tolerance-on-migration-on-marseille-visit
Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Lisa O’Carroll in Brussels
Publish date : 2023-09-22 17:51:02
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