WelCom July 2020:
Pope Francis has asked believers to join him in praying for a renewed and effective commitment to protect refugees and migrants. Addressing pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, the Pope appealed for respect and care for displaced persons.
He invited all believers to join him in praying ‘for a renewed and effective commitment, on the part of us all, to the effective protection of every human being, especially those who have been forced to flee as a result of situations of grave danger to them or their families’.
The Pope’s appeal comes as statistics show there are almost 80 million displaced persons across the globe, the highest number ever recorded.