Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ITALY - International Migration Forum: the creation of a network is essential

"The four actions indicated by the Pope (welcome, protect, promote, integrate) concluded the Sixth International Migration and Peace Forum and highlighted the answer that the entire planet must give to migration issues. Only in this way one is able to integrate and live in a peaceful world".

This is what was said in a statement sent to Fides, by Sister Neusa de Fátima Mariano, Superior General of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo/Scalabrinians at the conclusion of the sixth International Forum "Migration and Peace" which was held in Rome.

"To aim at housing policies, language learning, training and implementation of socio-cultural activities is the basis of a concrete work and the realization of policies initiated by our founder Giovanni Battista Scalabrini and by the co-founders Giuseppe and Assunta Marchetti - adds Sister Neusa de Fátima Mariano. 

The creation of a network is essential, this is what emerged from the Forum. Institutions, civil society, must work for a positive and virtuous action. Institutions must ensure, at the same time, the 'right not to emigrate', creating projects to ensure that the community is not dismembered, devastated by all sorts of crises. 

Pope Francis’ support shows that migration is top priority, because this is dictated by other factors that have an affect in human history".