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Refugees need assistance, Pope tells bishop on Italian-Austrian border

April 29, 2016

In a conversation with an Italian bishop whose diocese borders Austria, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of assisting refugees.

The prelate, Bishop Ivo Muser of Bolzano-Bressanone, had previously criticized Austria’s decision to build barriers and other structures at the Brenner Pass.

During their conversation on April 27, Pope Francis “spoke of the importance of assisting refugees … underscoring the urgency of helping the person in flight,” according to a press release from Bishop Muser’s diocese.

The following day, Italy-- which opposes the closing of the Brenner Pass-- and Austria reached an agreement to avert its closing.


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