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Pope hopes many countries take Afghan refugees and the young are educated

Pope hopes many countries take Afghan refugees and the young are educated

Pope Francis looks on during the weekly general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, Sep 1, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Sunday (Sep 5) that he was praying that many countries take Afghan refugees and, in an apparent reference to the Taliban's past restrictions on schooling for women, said it is essential that young Afghans receive an education.

"In these moments of upheaval, in which Afghans are seeking refuge, I pray for the most vulnerable among them," he told hundreds of people in St Peter's Square for his weekly blessing.

Source: Reuters/ng

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