Pope Francis extols Italian-American patron saint of migrants

Jan 16, 2017 649

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for better treatment of child-migrants, as he praised their patroness, Italian-American Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, who died 100 years ago this year.

Addressing faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square following his Angelus address, the pope renewed his call for prayerful and concrete solidarity with minors forced to flee their homelands – especially for the children and adolescents forced to flee on their own, without the company of parents or older relatives.

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Source: http://aleteia.org/

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