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Pope Francis meets with Middle East Nuncios to discuss Jihadist violence

2014-10-02

Pope Francis is still concerned about violence in the Middle East. He called the Apostolic Nuncios and other pontifical representatives in the region to meet him at the Vatican. For two days, they will discuss how the Church can continue to   help Christians and other persecuted minorities in the area.

The Presidents of the Dicasteries involved with the region also attended the meeting, along with the permanent observers of the Holy See to the UN and the Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union.

Pope Francis greeted them one by one. He then  listened to all the information brought by the representatives of Syria and Iraq. The President of the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum', Guinean  Cardinal Robert Sarah, explained how the Church is trying to tackle the suffering of the refugees.

Terrorism worries Pope Francis. He pointed out that arms trafficking may be one of its roots.

This round of meetings will finish on Saturday October 4. Their theme is 'The Presence of Christians in the Middle East.'


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