Longtime worker for migrants says challenges more urgent than ever

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February 25, 2015

File photo of John Klink, former president of International Catholic Migration Commission

John Klink, former president of the International Catholic Migration Commission, is pictured in Rome in this June 28, 2013, file photo. Klink spent four decades in various roles promoting socio-economic development and human rights. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Thirty-five years ago, when John Klink was working for Catholic Relief Services in Yemen, Blessed Teresa of Kolkata came to visit her Missionaries of Charities there.

The first question the legendary missionary asked the young relief worker was: “Do you have a girlfriend?”

Told his girlfriend was more than 2,500 miles away in Rome, in an era before email and cheap long-distance calls, Blessed Teresa offered: “Why don’t I take her some love letters for you?”

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