Vatican prelate to lead vigil for migrants who died en route to Europe
Catholic World News - June 16, 2011
Archbishop Antonio Maria Vegliò, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant, is leading a prayer vigil on the evening of June 16 in memory of migrants who have died on the way from their native lands for Europe. The vigil will take place at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome.
In the first five months of 2011, 1,820 people died on the Mediterranean Sea while trying to escape Libya and Tunisia for Europe. Since 1990, at least 17,500 migrants have died en route to the continent, the Fides news agency reported.
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