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Migrants’ scarred condition seen in the Holy Family of Nazareth, says Pope
On the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Benedict XVI renews his spiritual and political appeal. The misfortunes of the persecuted, the exiled, the displaced are concentrated in the Holy Family. Migratory flows must be managed with openness and balance, placing the human person at the centre of international concerns. Migration is a great resource in humanity’s journey.
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