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Pope to visit Lampedusa Island: A key point for immigrants and refugees

According to the Vatican, the Pope will travel alone, with no other bishops or civil authorities. ; He is scheduled to give a speech to the faithful, calling for the respect of immigrants and refugees. It?s estimated that this year alone, about 4,500 refugees and immigrants have arrived to the island of Lampedusa. The number of people who attempted to make it, but failed, is unknown. ;JMB / BB/KLH RRJM-BNUp: SCar