Pope Says States Have Right to Defend Borders
Published: October 26, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI (L) shakes hands with Coptic Catholic patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, Antonios Naguib, on the last day of the synod of bishops from the Middle East at the Vatican. The Catholic bishops urged the United Nations to end the Israeli occupation of Arab lands at the end of a meeting chaired by the pope.
The pope made his comments in his message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, touching on a subject that has caused tensions between the church and governments in European countries, including France and Italy.
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