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Pope asks emergency aid for Indonesia after flooding

Catholic World News - January 23, 2013

At the conclusion of his regular Wednesday public audience on January 23, Pope Benedict XVI made an appeal for help for the people of Indonesia, where devastating floods have left thousands of people homeless.

“I want to express my nearness to the people affected by this natural disaster, assuring them of my prayers,” the Pope said, “and I ask for assistance so that no one may be left without the necessary help."

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