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Papal prayers for refugees, Syria

February 29, 2016

Following his February 28 Angelus address, Pope Francis called for prayers for refugees.

“My prayer, and undoubtedly yours as well, always includes the dramatic situation of refugees who flee from wars and other inhuman situations,” he said. “In particular, Greece and other countries that are on the front line, are generously helping them, which requires the cooperation of all nations.”

“A harmonized response can be effective and equally distribute the weight,” the Pope added. “For this, it’s necessary to join the negotiations decisively and unreservedly.”

The Pope also welcomed news of progress in negotiations for a cease-fire in Syria and requested prayers for peace and assistance for those who suffer there.


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