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Cardinal Parolin, Slovenian PM call for humane migration response

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin meets with the Slovenian Prime Minister, Miro Cerar. - RV

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin meets with the Slovenian Prime Minister, Miro Cerar. - RV

02/02/2016 17:03

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and the Slovenian Prime Minister, Miro Cerar, on Tuesday jointly called for a “humane and solidarity-based” resolution to the refugee crisis.

Cardinal Parolin said Pope Francis insists this is the “starting point” at which we must confront these issues.

Cardinal Parolin began a three-day visit to Slovenia on Tuesday, and was scheduled to visit refugees in Dobova on Thursday.

During a press conference after the meeting, the two men also said the refugee problem needs to be tackled at its source.

Prime Minister Cerar also pleased with the announcement the Holy See is opening a permanent Apostolic Nunciature in the country, which Cardinal Parolin called a symbol of the wish of both countries to strengthen relations.       

02/02/2016 17:03