Sermon at the prayer of the Sant’Egidio community in Budapest, 22 November 2015
In the past 20 years, tens of thousands have drowned in the Mediterranean, people who were fleeing from war, famine, tyranny in the hope of a better life, a more humane life or even in the hope of life at all.
The flood of refugees in these past months, in particular, has resulted in many victims.
Departing from these words of Jesus, we primarily remember the children.
“A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping,Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”