translated from Spanish: Pope calls on international community to act «promptly» to prevent further deaths of migrants at sea

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«I learned with pain the news of the dramatic shipwreck that occurred in recent days in the waters of the Mediterranean, where dozens of migrants, including women and children, lost their lives,» the Supreme Pontiff said.

Pope Francis has again called on the international community to act «promptly and decisively» to prevent further deaths of migrants at sea, after up to 150 people have been killed this week off the coast of Libya, in the Mediterranean.This is what the pontiff has said this Sunday from the balcony of the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter’s Square of the Vatican, from where he has officiated the traditional prayer of the Angelus.» I learned in pain the news of the dramatic shipwreck that occurred in recent days in the waters of the Mediterranean, where dozens of migrants, including women and children, lost their lives,» the Pope has begun.» I renew a sincere call on the international community to act promptly and decisively, to avoid the recurrence of similar tragedies and to ensure the safety and dignity of all,» added Francis, who has invited her to pray for the victims and their families of these tragedies. And the Angelus has ended by urging the reasons for it to be asked «with the heart»: «Father, why?»



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