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Bishop: treat Calais migrants with dignity

October 25, 2016

As French officials begin to dismantle the squalid migrant camp known as the “Calais jungle,” the local bishop called for the dignified treatment of migrants.

Thousands of migrants have gathered in Calais in the hope of crossing the English Channel into the United Kingdom.

“It is more a time to build than to dismantle,” said Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras. “We must first build or rebuild the modalities of the respect for the human dignity” of the migrants, who “left their countries and their families in often atrocious and sorrowful circumstances.”

 
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  • Posted by: Faustina01 - Oct. 25, 2016 11:51 PM ET USA

    As thanks to their French hosts, migrants set afire portable toilets before they left. It would be nice if they also showed respect and dignity for others.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Oct. 25, 2016 10:08 PM ET USA

    Treat them with dignity and send them home.