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Migrants essential for growth of society says Pope

Their work, sacrifice, enthusiasm can be harnessed more -Francis

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 12 - Migrants are essential for the growth of society, Pope Francis said Thursday.
    In a message for the 108th annual World Day of the Migrant and Refugee, Francis said "history teaches us that the contribution of migrants and refugees has been fundamental for the social and economic growth of our societies.
    "And it is still so today.
    "Their work, their capacity for sacrifice, their youth and their enthusiasm enrich the communities that receive them.
    "But this contribution could be much greater if it were valorized and supported via targeted programmes.
    "It is an enormous potential, ready to express itself, if only it were offered the possibility". (ANSA).


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