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John K. Bingham is Head of Policy at the International Catholic Migration Commission and Coordinator of the civil society activities of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

Pope Francis leads an audience with members of the International Federation of Catholic Universities at the Vatican Nov. 4. The pope encouraged Catholic universities to study the root causes of migration. (CNS photo/L'Ossservatore Romano)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John K. Bingham
The good news is that the 193 United Nations member states have unanimously agreed to develop a new Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration, one that incorporates the goals of Pope Francis.