venerdì 27 maggio 2022

South American bishops say countries must work together to face migrant crisis

(Inés San Martín, Crux) Catholics who work at the border of Peru, Bolivia and Chile met May 23-25 in Arica, Chile – a small city in the north of the country – to reflect on the reality of migrants in the region. At the end of the three-day meeting, the participants said no country alone can meet the challenges presented by the migration crisis. Many governments in the region – particularly in Chile – have tightened their entry requirements, but neither this nor the harsh terrain, the length of the journeys, nor the COVID-19 pandemic, have been able to stop people in Latin America from setting off to seek a better life. (...)