Migration crisis in Lampedusa: the president of the PACA region believes that France “does not have sufficient strength” to welcome these “poor people”


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Renaud Muselier, president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, was the guest of “4 Vérités” on France 2, Friday September 22.

Pope Francis is expected in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône)Friday September 22, where he is scheduled to make a two-day visit. Live from Marseille, Renaud Muzzlepresident of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (PACA)described this visit as “great historical moment” and of “great moment of pride for the Marseillais” in “4 Truths” on France 2.

‘No surprises’ in Pope’s message on migrants

The fate of migrants will be at the heart of this papal visit, while the sovereign pontiff is very critical of European countries on their reception policy. A subject more relevant than ever with the influx of migrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa. “There is no surprise in the message from His Holiness”estimated Renaud Muzzlearguing that “the popes, one after the other, have recalled the humanism of the Christian religion”. “But it’s a spiritual quest, and it’s not everyday action”he added.

The Minister of the Interior indicated that France will not welcome migrants who come from Lampedusa. “I agree with Gérald perfectly Darmanindeclared the president of the PACA region. “Today in our country we have a real and profound incapacity to treat well those who are already there. So today we do not have the sufficient strength to be able to welcome all these poor people who are suffering.”he explained.

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