Professor Roza Pati recently participated in the conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration.
Gathered at the Vatican, the participants discussed and analyzed in working groups and plenary sessions the rise in xenophobic and racist reactions to refugees and migrants.
A final statement was issued to affirm the dignity of the human person and solidarity among peoples, urging that all instances of violations of fundamental human rights, xenophobia, and racism are steadfastly countered by human rights education, the democratic process, law, and dialogue. Professor Pati also had the opportunity to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis.
Professor Pati has served as member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace since the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI appointed her in 2012. She is the only Council member representing the United States.