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Cardinal: Little Amal embodies a dimension of our human family that is travelling lost, at risk and in danger

Cardinal Vincent Nichols shared his thoughts after leading a service of prayer and reflection having welcomed Little Amal to Westminster Cathedral.

Little Amal is a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a 10-year old unaccompanied Syrian refugee girl whose journey across Europe, from the Turkey-Syria border to Manchester, is intended to highlight the plight of unaccompanied child migrants and the dangers they face on the way.

“There’s something very creative in what we saw. Little Amal embodies a whole dimension of our human family that is travelling lost, at risk and in danger. And yet still with the kind of innocence that you would expect of a young child.

“There was a strong emotional presence and a pull that somehow, in her gestures particularly, was expressed. I think that touched everybody.”

 

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