Through the Angelus prayer on Sunday, the pontiff requested politicians to “heal” this wound, “in a spirit of solidarity and fraternity.”
“An open wound in our humanity”, is how Pope Francis refers back to the current shipwrecks within the Mediterranean, referring to the migratory disaster within the area. Through the Angelus prayer on Sunday, the pontiff requested politicians to “heal” this wound, “in a spirit of solidarity and fraternity.”
The identical is requested by the mayor of Lampedusa, Filippo Mannino. The move of migrants doesn’t cease on this Italian island. On Saturday alone, the Ocean Viking humanitarian ship rescued greater than 600 migrants, the biggest rescue up to now for this vessel.
“We’re within the heart of the Mediterranean and we can not look away if there are folks asking for assist and rescue. It’s logical that Lampedusa can’t be left alone. We’d really want a European pressure, a European rescue intervention at sea,” Mannino factors out. .
On the similar time, Europol does all the things attainable to cease the unlawful enterprise of human trafficking, chargeable for stimulating migratory flows. In Spain, a joint police operation ended with the arrest of 19 members of a legal group allegedly devoted to the smuggling of Syrian migrants in Spain, Germany and Norway.