Pope Francis to the heads of state and government of the European Union

Migrants & Refugees Section - Pope Francis

Pope Francis to the heads of state and government of the European Union

“Openness to the world implies the capacity for “dialogue as a form of encounter” on all levels, beginning with dialogue between member states, between institutions and citizens, and with the numerous immigrants landing on the shores of the European Union. It is not enough to handle the grave crisis of immigration of recent years as if it were a mere numerical or economic problem, or a question of security. The immigration issue poses a deeper question, one that is primarily cultural”.

Read the Holy Father’s full address here