Vatican Secretary of State speaks on migration, emphasizes ‘primary right’ to remain in home country
June 15, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Pietro Parolin addressed participants in the Second Holy See – Mexico Conference on International Migration (Spanish-language link). The Vatican Secretary of State assessed the current political climate, called for the humane treatment of migrants and a greater multilateral response to migration flows, and discussed the “primary right” to live with dignity in one’s home country.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Jun. 16, 2018 11:20 AM ET USA
"...a primary right to remain in the country in conditions of security and dignity. Therefore, it is necessary to defend, first of all, the right of every person not to be forced to emigrate and to respect their rights in their homeland, actively cooperating in their development. ...it is essential that international cooperation defend the right of each person to remain in his or her own homeland." This right ought to be the driving force behind U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.