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Pope hails ‘hero’ parents who flee conflict with children

Pope Francis praised parents fleeing conflict to save their children as “heroes,” highlighting those “rejected at the borders of Europe,” in an interview published Thursday.

“I think of many fathers, many mothers and many families who are fleeing the war, who are rejected at the borders of Europe and elsewhere, who live in situations of suffering and injustice and that no one takes seriously or voluntarily ignores,” he told the Vatican newspaper Osservatore. Roman.

“I would like to tell these fathers, these mothers, that for me they are heroes because I see in them the courage of those who risk their lives for the love of their children, for the love of their family.”

The 85-year-old Argentine pontiff is frank in his calls for support and understanding for migrants and asylum seekers.

And he added: “I feel very close to the suffering of those families, of those fathers and mothers who are going through a particular difficulty, aggravated above all by the pandemic (of the coronavirus).”

“I think that not being able to feed your children, feel responsibility for the lives of others, is a suffering that is not easy to face. In this sense, my prayer, my closeness but also all the support of the Church is for these people, for these little ones ”, he said.

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