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Amnesty International Italy praises pope's Lampedusa visit

Organization hopes pontiff's message is heard by many

Amnesty International Italy praises pope's Lampedusa visit

(see previous) Rome, July 8 - Amnesty International Italy on Monday praised the pope's visit to Lampedusa, a southern Italian island to which migrants flock in boats, often risking their lives, for passage from the north African coast to Italy and Europe. The humanitarian organization said in a note that it appreciated Pope Francis's choice of a ''place of arrival for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees''. Amnesty International Italy added it hoped that ''the message coming from such an elevated moral authority can promote respect for the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers''.

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