Child Migrants, «threefold way defenceless»

January 15, 2017: World Day of Migrants and Refugees

«I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone – Pope Francis writes in his Message, “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless” – In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families».