After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued:
Dear brothers and sisters, in recent weeks we have heard the tragic news of the
shipwrecks of boats laden with migrants in the waters of the Mediterranean. I express
my grief before such tragedies and I assure my thoughts and prayers for the
deceased and their families. I direct a heartfelt appeal to the international community
to act decisively and promptly, in order to avoid similar tragedies from being repeated
and to guarantee the safety and the respect of the rights and dignity of all.