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OAS: Open Discussion on Migration

On June 21, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States (OAS), gave an intervention during the 47th Session of the General Assembly of the OAS in an open discussion on the theme of Migration.

In his statement, Archbishop Auza said that the welfare of migrants and refugees is a key priority for Pope Francis, and stressed the importance of addressing the drivers of migration such as conflict, violence, economic and political instability, drug trafficking, and natural disasters, in order to find sustainable solutions for the migration crisis. He also noted the profound concern Pope Francis has for unaccompanied child migrants and children separated from their parents, and called on governments and citizens to provide for their safety and overall well being.

His statement, delivered in Spanish can be found here. The English translation can be found here.