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By Delia Chatoor

In his message to diplomats in Rome on January 7, 2019, Pope Francis remarked that, “among the vulnerable of our time that the international community is called to defend are not only refugees but also migrants.”

He appealed “to governments to provide assistance” to persons forced to emigrate because of various reasons. Acknowledging that the increase of migrants and refugees has caused deep concern, Pope Francis advocated for “a common, concerted response by all countries”.

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