January 11, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI urges Italy to respect migrants

Pope Benedict XVI has called on Italians to respect the rights of immigrants.
It comes after a wave of violence against African farm workers in southern Italy which left some 70 people injured.
Police have evacuated hundreds of Africans by bus from the town of Rosarno, in Calabria.
Correspondents say the problem is closely related to organised crime in the region.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke out strongly in favour of the rights of poor African farm workers, who have been the target of violence in recent days.
About 70 people have been injured, including migrants, local residents and police officers trying to restore order.

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