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Pope on Europe’s migrant crisis: ‘stop this shipwreck’ of civilization’

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Pope FrancisPope Francis Pope Calls on young people to protect environment The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Gosar censored for GOP drama boosts balance/sustainability – Presented by Southern Company – Native solar startups see business as activism MORE on Sunday called the exploitation of and global indifference to migrants a “shipwreck” of civilization.”

His comments came during a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, where the Pope greeted refugees on An walk through the Mavrovouni camp, which is about 2,300 people, according to Reuters.

“Please, let us stop this shipwreck of civilization!” huh said Sunday.

Five years ago, Pope Francis visited the island and took 12 Syrian refugees back with him, Reuters reported.

But on Sunday he said that “has little” changed”since his first trip, die the Mediterranean, where migrants have died on their way from Africa to Europe, called “a grim cemetery without gravestones.”

Sunday also marked the second consecutive day the Pope criticized it who have used migrants as political pawns, according to Reuters.

“It’s easy to stir” up public opinion through fear in to instill of others,” he said.But why do we? fail speak with equal vehemence over the exploitation of the arms, over rarely mentioned but often well-financed wars, over economic agreements where the people must pay, over secret traffic deals? in weapons, in favor of proliferation of the arms trade?”

He added that the remote causes should are attacked, not the poor people who pay the consequences and are even used for political propaganda.”

We are in the age of walls and barbed wire‘ said the Pope.

Greece has long been an important entry point for migrants and refugees die their way into the European Union. Hundreds in 2015 of thousands of people arrived on Lesbos after crossing on boats from Turkey, Reuters added.

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