Pope Francis appeals that migrants not to be sent back to unsafe countries
Pope Francis makes an appeal on behalf of migrants calling on the international community to stop deporting them to unsafe countries.
He expressed his closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees and others in need of protection in Libya saying he never forget them, and he prays for them.
pope asked the Catholic pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray in silence for migrants, many of whom he said had been subjected to “inhumane violence.”
Pope noted that people need to end the return of migrants to unsafe countries and prioritize rescuing lives at sea.