Pope Francis gives Europe a concrete lesson in welcoming refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe's migration crisis.
Pope Francis has called hostility aimed at migrants and refugees a sin, urging communities not to yield to fear of the other. The pontiff delivered his message at a special Mass for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse.
Pope Francis has used his annual World Day of Peace address in the Vatican to "give voice" to the world's migrants and refugees most in need. Defending migrant rights has become a key theme of his papacy.
Pope Francis has equated the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis during his Christmas Eve Mass. He said the respect for migrants was an integral part of Christianity.
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