Vatican City, Sep 10, 2020 / 07:30 am
Pope Francis appealed Thursday for a fundamental change in the way the world sees migration.
In an address to supporters of a new project called Snapshots From The Borders Sept. 10, the pope said that it was "vital to change the way we see and talk about migration: it is about putting people, faces, stories at the center."
He said that the "far-sighted" project, which aims to establish a network among cities at the borders of the European Union, was an example of the "culture of encounter which leads to a new humanism."
"The inhabitants of the cities and frontier territories -- the societies, communities, churches -- are called to be the first actors in this turning point, thanks to the continuous opportunities of encounter that history offers them," he said.