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Pope calls migrant crisis ‘shipwreck of civilisation’ (Philip Pullella and Lefteris Papadimas, Reuters)

Pope Francis condemned the exploitation of migrants for political purposes on Sunday during a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, branding the global indifference to their plight the “shipwreck of civilisation”.

Pope calls migrant crisis ‘shipwreck of civilisation’ | Reuters

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Pope Francis urges ‘fraternity’ at mass in divided Cyprus (AFP, Arab News)

Pope Francis appealed for a “sense of fraternity” in an open-air mass in Cyprus on Friday, the second day of a visit to the divided Mediterranean island that has focused heavily on the plight of migrants.

As a gesture of solidarity to those fleeing poverty and conflict, the 84-year-old pontiff was expected to offer 50 migrants now in Cyprus a chance for a new life in Italy.

Pope Francis urges ‘fraternity’ at mass in divided Cyprus (arabnews.com)