From Marseille, Pope Issues Boldest Challenge Yet on Migration

During his brief, overnight visit to Marseille, Pope Francis not only reiterated his advocacy on behalf of migrants and refugees, but turned up the volume of his message, issuing clear condemnations of what he called “alarmist propaganda” and “velvet gloved” indifference to their plight.

Pope Rejects ‘Alarmist Propaganda’ on Migration, Urges Policy of Welcome

After a week of rising tensions within Europe amid a surge in migrant arrivals, with some countries, including France, taking measures against asylum-seekers, Pope Francis in Marseille Saturday challenged “alarmist propaganda” over immigration and advocated for a unified equitable reception policy.

In Marseille, Pope Will Push Agenda on Climate, Migration

By Elise Ann Allen ROME (Crux) — As Pope Francis heads to the French port city of Marseille Sept. 22-23 for a summit on the Mediterranean, two issues will loom especially large — the ongoing migration crisis, amid a new surge in arrivals to Europe, and the global climate agenda. Pope Francis will travel to […]