Pope Francis: address the Ambassadors to welcome and integrate is our moral responsibility

Vatican. On his address to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Holy See: Switzerland, Malta, The Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Estonia, Iceland, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Qatar and The Gambia, the Holy FAther convey  his sentiments of esteem to the respective Heads of State.

«No effective humanitarian solution» to the «pressing problem» of the current mass migration crisis «can ignore our moral responsibility, with due attention to the common good, to welcome, protect, promote and integrate those who knock on our doors in seeks a secure future for themselves and for their children “: the Pope affirmed in his address to a group of ambassadors to the Holy See, which he received on the occasion of the presentations of the credential letters for the launching of the mission.

Francis recalled the “fundamental” UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights adopted by the United Nations 70 years ago, expressing the hope that “the lessons learned from the two great wars of the twentieth century” will convince today’s leaders “of the uselessness of armed conflicts “.

 

THE INTEGRAL TEXT OF THE DISCOURSE  IS AVAILABLE IN  SITE OF THE HOLY SEE