This morning (Saturday, 5 January 2019), Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna visited MV Lifeline, a vessel berthed in the Grand Harbour, where he appealed once again for Europe to act without further delay to save our brothers and sisters stranded out at sea for days.
During his meeting with crew members, the Archbishop mentioned the appeals he made together with bishops Mgr Mario Grech and Mgr Joseph Galea-Curmi, for Europe to show compassion and concrete solidarity with the most vulnerable.
The Archbishop said that while he acknowledges that the phenomenon of immigration required solutions on a European level, it was a great injustice that these brothers and sisters became victims of the negotiations between European leaders. “Human life is priceless and negotiations should never be held at the detriment of persons who are in distress” stressed Archbishop Scicluna.
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