Pope Francis Greets Afghan Refugees After Vatican Documentary Screening| National Catholic Register

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Pope Francis met with recent arrivals from Afghanistan on Monday evening after a documentary about his life and teaching was screened at the Vatican. The Holy See Press Office said that the Pope arrived in the atrium of the Paul VI Audience Hall on Sept. 6 at the end of a showing of the film Francesco to greet around 100 people exiting the screening. “Among them were about 20 people who had arrived from Afghanistan in recent weeks, to whom the Pope addressed words of affection and comfort,” the press office said. Vatican News reported that the refugees, who fled the chaos of Kabul airport, included four brothers and sisters between the ages of 14 and 20, who arrived in Italy with help from the Community of Sant’Egidio. It added that the siblings were forced to leave behind their parents, who were trapped in refugee camps in Iran.

Pope Francis Greets Afghan Refugees After Vatican Documentary Screening| National Catholic Register

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