Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the members of Internal Federation of Catholic Universities, at the conclusion of their conference entitled  “Refugees and Migrants in a Globalized World: Responsibilities and Responses of Universities”, congratulated them on their work. His Holiness also pointed out the importance of their contribution in three areas majorly: research, teaching and social promotion in order to bring about the construction of a more just and humane world.

As reported by en.radiovaticana.va, Holy Father Pope Francis spoke about the need to do further studies into the root causes of forced migration with the aim of identifying viable solutions and stressed that it was equally important to reflect on the negative, sometimes discriminatory and xenophobic reactions that migrants face in countries of ancient Christian traditions.

His Holiness concluded his addressing by exhorting that the universities can play their part as privileged actors including the social field.