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Pope voices ‘concern’ over Afghanistan, calls for ‘dialogue’

Pope Francis speaks on the phone during his weekly general audience on August 11, 2021 at Paul VI hall in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)
Pope Francis speaks on the phone during his weekly general audience on August 11, 2021 at Paul VI hall in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Pope Francis expresses his concern over the situation in Afghanistan and calls for dialogue to resolve the conflict.

“I add my voice to the unanimous concern over the situation in Afghanistan,” the pontiff says during the weekly Angelus at the Vatican and calls for prayers “to end the noise of weapons and for solutions to be found at the table of dialogue.”

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