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Pope Francis Should Stress Equal Treatment of Refugees During Hungary Visit

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Police patrol the Hungarian-Serbian border barrier near Kelebia, Hungary, December 15, 2022.
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Pope Francis’ visit to Hungary from April 28-30 is an opportunity to call out the Hungarian government’s discriminatory practices towards refugees and migrants. The Pope has been vocal on migrants’ rights throughout his leadership, repeatedly calling on states to welcome people seeking protection from war and persecution.

During his last visit to Hungary in September 2021, Pope Francis urged the government to “extend its arms to everyone.” However, authorities have continued to be hostile to those seeking safety. The Pope should call out Hungary’s abusive practices towards refugees and urge respect for those fleeing persecution.

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Source:: Human Rights Watch


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