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Pope Francis expresses solidarity with Afghan refugees

Source : 112 Ukraine

He has urged the world countries to admit refugees from Afghanistan
11:18, 6 September 2021

Reuters

Pope Francis has supported the Afghan refugees during his speech as the official website of Vatican reported.

"In these troubled times that see Afghans seeking refuge, I pray for the most vulnerable among them. I pray that many countries will welcome and protect those seeking a new life,” Pope Francis said.

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He also reminded Afghan people who stay in the motherland.

“I am also praying for internally displaced persons in the country that they may have assistance and the necessary protection. May young Afghans receive education, an essential good for human development, and may all Afghans, whether at home, in transit, or in host countries, live with dignity, in peace and fraternity with their neighbours," he said.

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On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos was observed.

Hundreds of thousands of people have left the motherland. The dozens of countries have started the evacuation of their citizens.

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As we reported, the leadership of the far-right Taliban movement has passed to the final stage of the formation of the new government of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the U.S. troops.

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