Pope says world mustn’t turn a blind eye to migrants, the indegent

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis criticized rising wealth inequality and the treating migrants on Sunday, saying the globe ought not ignore those “tossed by the waves of life”.

“Injustice would be the perverse root of poverty,” Francis said in a Mass marking the Roman Catholic Church’s annual World Day of the Poor. “The cry of the poor daily becomes stronger but heard less, drowned out by the din of your rich few, who grow ever fewer plus much more rich.”

Francis also reiterated his support for migrants on the grounds that people must pay focus “the many required to flee their houses and native land for any uncertain future”.

His remarks came as many hundreds of migrants coming from a caravan of Central Americans were stalled in the U.S.-Mexico border after being denied having access to the us, although Francis made no direct mention of situation in america.

A report this season by Oxfam said 3.7 billion people, or 1 / 2 of the global population, saw no increase in their wealth in 2017, while 82 % from the wealth generated a year ago visited the richest 1 % on the global population.

(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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