The Malta Independent 25 October 2020, Sunday

Maltese government asks Pope to accept irregular migrant family - reports

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 19:41 Last update: about 7 months ago

The Maltese government has asked the Pope to accept an irregular immigrant family as a gesture of solidarity  on the issue of the relocation of irregular migrants, TVM reports

The government, it reports, hopes that such a gesture will set an example for other countries in order for them to do their part. The issue of irregular migration has been a topic of hot debate for a number of years.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry, in a diplomatic communique to the Vatican, said that Malta is dependant on support to facilitate migrant relocations.

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TVM reports that the ministry's argument is that the Pope has the moral authority to remind EU leaders that solidarity should be shown in order to help reduce human suffering.


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