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Europe should welcome refugees, Pope Francis to say on visit to Marseille, as Italy clamps down – live



Catholic leader to visit monument to those who have died at sea; Italian PM Giorgia Meloni says country will not become ‘Europe’s refugee camp’Juan Fernando López Aguilar, chair of the European parliament’s civil liberties committee, has criticised the European Commission’s response to the crisis in Lampedusa.Speaking to the Guardian, the Spanish socialist said that it was “the right thing” for senior commission figures to travel to the island last weekend but that he was “puzzled and shocked” by statements made during the trip. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/sep/22/europe-refugees-pope-francis-marseilles-italy-giorgia-meloni-live

Author : Lili Bayer

Publish date : 2023-09-22 08:03:15

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