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Papal message will affirm right NOT to migrate

March 21, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: The theme for the Pope’s message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be: “Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay,” the Vatican has announced.

In announcing the theme for the message, the Vatican remarked that it emphasizes “a right that has not yet been codified at the international level: the right not to have to migrate or, in other words, the right to be able to remain in one’s own land.”

The 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be marked this year on September 24.

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  • Posted by: IM4HIM - Mar. 22, 2023 3:36 PM ET USA

    We rarely, if ever, hear about the need for other countries to eliminate corruption and other evils that cause their citizens to want to migrate to other countries. It seems that the US is supposed to be the answer to the problems of all other countries instead of those countries doing what's right for their own people.