Vatican – Pope at Lampedusa: “Forgive us, Lord” for indifference

Pope Francis travelled on Monday 8th July to the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa. He threw a wreath of flowers into the sea to remember the thousands of migrants who died while making their journey to Italy from Africa. He met with several migrants and thanked them for their welcome. He said, “The culture of well-being, that makes us think of ourselves, that makes us insensitive to the cries of others, that makes us live in soap bubbles, that are beautiful but are nothing, are illusions of futility, of the transient, that brings indifference to others, that brings even the globalization of indifference,” he continued. “In this world of globalization we have fallen into a globalization of indifference. We are accustomed to the suffering of others, it doesn’t concern us, it’s none of our business.” Read more…