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'Migrants are those who bring us richness, always. Europe has also been created by migrants', Pope said during his meeting in the Paul VI audience hall.
Pope Francis said on Saturday that political leaders who want walls and other barriers to keep migrants out "will end up enslaved within the walls ".
"Migrants are those who bring us richness, always. Europe has also been created by migrants", Pope said during his meeting in the Paul VI audience hall with the teachers and students of San Carlo institute of Milan.
Migration has risen to the fore of national political debates in a number of North African and European countries as well as in the United States.
US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to justify redirecting money earmarked for the military to pay for his promised US-Mexico border wall.