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POPE FRANCIS AND UNHCR CHIEF

UNHCR chief meets Pope Francis to discuss refugee issues

Source: UNHCR – Fri, 6 Dec 2013  Author: UNHCR

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ROME, Italy, December 6 (UNHCR) – Pope Francis discussed the plight of millions of forcibly displaced people around the world with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday during a private audience in Vatican City.

Guterres expressed his deep appreciation for the Pope’s work in bringing public attention to refugees and internally displaced people, as well as putting a spotlight on the dangerous land and sea journeys that some asylum-seekers and migrants take.

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