Pope Francis embraces Daniel Jude Oukeguale, who detailed his arduous journey of escaping Nigeria in an effort to be smuggled into Europe, during the pope’s visit to an immigration reception center in Hal Far, Malta, on April 3, 2022. / Vatican Media

Hal Far, Malta, Apr 3, 2022 / 10:31 am (CNA).

Addressing a crowd on Sunday at the John XIII Peace Lab, an immigration reception center in Hal Far, Malta, Pope Francis called for strengthening “the fabric of social friendship and the culture of encounter, starting from places such as this.”

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