Pope says migrant deaths ‘open wound’ for humanity

Pope says migrant deaths ‘open wound’ for humanity




Updated 7 hours ago ·
Published on 13 Aug 2023 10:00PM ·





Pope Francis offers his prayers for the 41 people reported missing on Wednesday by four survivors brought to safety on the Italian island of Lampedusa. – AFP pic, August 13, 2023.

THE number of migrants dying in the Mediterranean is an “open wound” for humanity, Pope Francis said today after a week marked by a string of deadly shipwrecks.

At his weekly Angelus prayer, the 86-year-old pontiff offered his prayers for the 41 people reported missing on Wednesday by four survivors brought to safety on the Italian island of Lampedusa.


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