It can become a conflict sign or a peace sign, it depends on how we see it, it depends on us, the Pope said in the weekly General Audience when reviewing his recent apostolic visit to Malta.
According to Francis, this nation located in the Mediterranean Sea is a key place regarding “the migratory phenomenon” and he recalled his visit to the shelter center Juan XXIII Peace Laboratory. Where he met numerous migrants who arrived on the island “after terrible travels”.
We must not tire of listening to their testimonies, because only like this can we scape from the distorted vision that many times appears in the media and recognize the faces, stories, wounds, dreams and hopes of these migrants, he expressed.
Each migrant is unique: they are not a number, they are people, they are as unique as each one of us, the Pope stated when stressing that each one “is a person with his/her own dignity, roots and culture”.
Each one of them is the bearer of a wealth infinitive greater than the problems they entail. And let us not forget that europe was made of migration, the Pope stressed, who visited Malta on April 2 and 3.