VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis voiced solidarity Sunday with all the thousands of migrants that had been left homeless by fires which ruined a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos and called for them to obtain a”person and dignified” welcome where they relocate.
Francis remembered visiting the Moria camp through a psychological April 16, 2016 day visit to Lesbos that finished with Francis bringing 12 Allied refugees back together with him to Rome aboard the papal plane.
“I say solidarity and closeness to all the sufferers of those magnificent events,” Francis, who has regularly spoken out to the humane treatment of migrants, stated throughout his noontime blessing in Vatican City.
Police have stated citizens protesting a lockdown enforced following a coronavirus outbreak intentionally set the blazes. The Greek government said Sunday a few 12,000 migrants are transferred into an army-built tent town in the forthcoming days.
Francis’ 2016 trip to Moria, although short, was among the most memorable overseas trips so much of his eponymous papacy.
He fulfilled prospective asylum-seekers who cried at his toes.
The church leaders issued a joint statement urging the world to react to the newest migration catastrophe with barbarous, functional resources. Francis said Sunday the memory of the trip was still living in addition to the appeal” to get an individual and dignified welcome to people migrants, to refugees and people who seek asylum in Europe.”
“The catastrophe of starvation and displacement affects countless, and is a crisis of humankind, calling for an answer of solidarity, empathy, generosity and a direct practical dedication of resources,” the trio’s allure stated.
Francis later disclosed that in its concrete reply, the Vatican had awakened in the days leading up to this Lesbos excursion for the papal airplane to take back with him three families. The pope said the 12 individuals were chosen because their papers were in order and they would get help locating a home, schools, and work in Rome.
Asked about the gesture throughout his inaugural media conference, Francis mentioned Mother Teresa, the nun who spent his entire life caring for the destitute and poor of India. At one stage she stated her job was a”fall of water from the sea. But following this fall of water that the sea won’t be the same”
“This is the way I’d react,” Francis told reporters. “This is a little gesture. But among these tiny gestures that we have to make, everybody, women, and men, to reach out to people in need.”