On September 19, 2016, Fr. Flor Maria Rigoni, Director of the Scalabrini Shelter in Tapachula and Representative of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) in Mexico, delivered the following intervention entitled "The Unheard Cry" at the Side Event, organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, Caritas Internationalis and the International Catholic Migration Commission, on the "Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants" in the United Nations Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants:
I represent today the Scalabrini Casas del Migrante Network in Mexico and Central America and partly the Mexican church. Just a statistic: in the last 30 years from the foundation of the first Casa we have welcomed 700,005 migrants, deportees or asylum seekers. The Church in Mexico provide today 74 shelters from this people.
Yet I will present a holistic approach starting from a humanitarian, political and anthropological perspective.
Today I am here, neither as a man nor a missionary, nor even as a representative of a voiceless people:Read More