After migrant tragedy, pope urges ‘decisive’ action

Pope Francis urges world leaders to respond “decisively” after 700 migrants were feared drowned in the worst migrant shipwreck yet in the Mediterranean.

“These are men and women like us, brothers seeking a better life,” the leader of the world’s Roman Catholics says in his weekly address to the faithful in St Peter’s square, urging leaders to “act decisively and quickly to stop these tragedies from recurring.”

Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St.Peter's square during the Regina Coeli prayer on April 19, 2015 at the Vatican. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)
Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St.Peter’s square during the Regina Coeli prayer on April 19, 2015 at the Vatican. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

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