Pope Francis welcomed at St Marta a group of refugees and sick persons hosted by the Sant’Egidio Community

March 14 2018

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Immediately after His recent visit to the Community for the 50th anniversary of Sant'Egidio

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On Tuesday the 13th, following the recent visit to the Community of Sant’Egidio for its 50th anniversary, Pope Francis welcomed at St Marta a group of refugees coming from the Horn of Africa and Syria with Humanitarian Corridors and some infirm hosted by the Community, and Marco Impagliazzo 

Pope Francis listened carefully to the different and sorrowful experiences refugees had to face before arriving safe in Italy. Francis asked extensively about the operation mode of the Humanitarian Corridors. He remembered His personal intevention in aid of the refugees in Lesbos and re-stated the urgency to develop this kind of corridors which were able to welcome and integrate more then one thousand in Italy and Europe.
During His recent visit at St Maria in Trastevere, Pope Francis said: "Today, more than ever, carry on audaciously on this path … Carry on opening new humanitarian corridors for the refugees of war and hunger. The poor are your treasure!"