After the Angelus the Holy Father continued:
Dear brothers and sisters!
I would like to address an appeal in favour of unaccompanied migrant minors. There are so many! Sadly, among those who for various reasons are forced to leave their homeland, there are always dozens of children and young people alone, without their family and exposed to many dangers. In these days, I have learned of the dramatic situation of those who find themselves on the so-called “Balkan route”. But there are some on all the “routes”. Let us ensure that these fragile and defenseless creatures not lack proper care and preferential humanitarian channels. […]