Pope Francis, UN Chief to Meet Next Week on Migrant Crisis

(AP) The U.N. secretary-general is urging European leaders to act swiftly to address the growing migrant crisis during their emergency summit Thursday, and he says he will discuss the issue in his audience with Pope Francis next week.

Ban Ki-moon’s letter to European Council president Donald Tusk urges European Union leaders to consider the U.N. refugee chief’s proposals for a stronger EU search and rescue operation and more legal migration channels. [more]