** Pope Francis Weighs In as Italy Refugee Influx Accelerates Again** - NDTV
Pope Francis urged Italian authorities to join Church officials in working to calm tensions in the troubled district.
“These are things that can happen in different European cities, particularly in peripheral neighbourhoods already suffering from other problems,” the pope said.
“I call on the authorities, at every level, to address what now constitutes a social emergency which, if not dealt with soon in an adequate manner, risks degenerating further.”
The Argentinian pontiff, who regularly speaks out on social issues, added: “It is possible to have dialogue, listen to each other and plan together, and in this way overcome suspicion and prejudice and build safe, peaceful and inclusive co-existence.”