Pope seeks 'urgent intervention' for child migrants

July 15, 2014 8:47 PM

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Pope seeks 'urgent intervention' for child migrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for "urgent intervention" to welcome and protect minors traveling on their own from Central and South America to the United States in increasing numbers.

The pontiff on Wednesday said such measures should include an information campaign on the dangers of the journey. He called on the international community to rise to the challenge and adopt "new forms of legal and safe migration."

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