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Can't look away on migrants - CEI (4)

Save humanity from barbarity

(ANSA) - Rome, July 19 - The Italian Bishops' Conference (CEI) on Thursday said people cannot "look away" when faced with the migrant emergency.
    "With respect to what is happening we do not intend to look away nor to take on board contemptuous words and aggressive attitudes," the CEI said.
    The bishops also issued an appeal to "save humanity from barbarity" on the issue.
    All human life, starting from "that which is most exposed, humiliated and trampled on" must be safeguarded, the CEI said.
    Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has been criticised for shutting ports to foreign NGOs, said "we will save as many lives as possible by letting as few people as possible depart".
    Asked if he would reopen the ports to NGOs, he said "No".
    photo: CEI chief Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti


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