Pope Francis calls for solidarity with refugees

The Pope greets refugees upon their arrival in RomeThe Pope greets refugees upon their arrival in Rome. Photo: Reuters

Vatican City, 20 June 2016 - On Sunday, Pope Francis appealed for solidarity with refugees ahead of the United Nations World Refugee Day.

The Pope recalled that the theme for this year’s event is "We stand together #WithRefugees" and with all those forced to flee their lands. Refugees, he insisted, are people like everyone else, who have been deprived by war of their homes, their jobs, their parents and their friends.

Read more on the Vatican Radio website.