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EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

Jan 11, – European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said Turkey and Brussels had to speed work up on implementing the action plan, while Ankara reaffirmed it was looking at a measure to tempt more Syrians to stay in Turkey by granting them work permits. The number of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey […]

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Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Dec 04, – Francis didn’t call for their release but appealed for prayers from the crowd at the end of his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. “I invite everyone to pray for the sisters of the Greek Orthodox monastery of Santa Takla in Maaloula, Syria, who were taken by force by armed men two […]

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At least 78 dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily

At least 78 dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily

Oct 03, –  It was one of the deadliest accidents in recent times during the notoriously perilous crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union. In an indication of the scale of the unfolding tragedy, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano canceled his appointments Thursday and headed to Lampedusa to oversee the […]

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Pope calls Pakistan church attack act of hate, war

Pope calls Pakistan church attack act of hate, war

Sep 22, – Pope Francis has led several thousand people in a special prayer for the victims of the church attack in Pakistan. Francis was wrapping up a daylong visit to Sardinia on Sunday when he took the microphone and told throngs of young people about the scale of the attack in Peshawar. He said […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Francis talk about a ‘strong’ Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Francis talk about a ‘strong’ Europe

May 18, AP VATICAN CITY (AP) — Merkel flew to Rome Saturday for a 45-minute session with the pope at the Vatican. Her Christian Democrat party depends heavily on support from Protestant and Catholic voters, and the chat and photo opportunity could be a campaign boost. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of […]

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