Pope Francis Discusses Refugee Issues

Posted on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 14:38 pm

Last week, Pope Francis met with Antonio Guterres, the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees, in a private meeting at the Vatican. During their meeting, Pope Francis expressed concerns about refugees from Syria, Eritrea, and Somalia. They also discussed the United Nations’ work with faith-based NGOs on specific outreach to faith leaders, through mechanisms like the Affirmations for Faith Leaders, which came out of the United Nation’s 2012 Dialogue on the issue of “Faith and Protection,” which was the impetus for HIAS’ Welcome Initiative.

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