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Sant'Egidio community welcomes Syrian refugees brought to Rome by Pope

April 19, 2016

Twelve Syrian refugees who were brought to Rome by Pope Francis celebrated their arrival in Italy with a festive dinner on Sunday evening, April 17.

The three families of Syrian migrants, who were facing deportation from the Greek island of Lesbos when the Pope visited there, were welcomed by the Sant'Egidio community, which has agreed to sponsor them. They were hosted for a dinner in Rome's Trastevere neighborhood, where the community is based. 

 
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