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VATICAN CITY : Focus on Migration

The Vatican adds a paternal voice to growing concern about international migration with a six-day conference opening Monday entitled “Solidarity in Favor of New Migrations.”

European Community President Jacques Delors will be the keynote speaker at a conference offering testimony to the emergence of migration as a hot global issue. Other speakers on the Vatican agenda include Sadako Ogata, U.N. high commissioner for refugees, and Boston’s Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, president of the Episcopal Commission for Migrants, which is particularly concerned about the treatment of undocumented workers in the United States.

The forum is likely to be sympathetic to the goal of greater protections for migrants’ human rights in the industrialized countries.


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