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Migrants used as bargaining chips says pope

Lack of human respect diminishes our humanity tells IOM

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 29 - Migrants are increasingly being used as bargaining chips and are becoming the victims of political rivalries, Pope Francis said in a video message to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Monday.
    "Migrants are increasingly used as a bargaining chip, as pawns on a chess board, the victims of political rivalries," he said.
    "How can you exploit suffering and desperation in order to advance or defend political agendas? "How can political considerations prevail when it is the dignity of the human person that is at stake? "The underlying lack of human respect at national borders diminishes us all in our humanity". (ANSA).


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