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Cardinal Veglio: Church Must Defend Poor and Voiceless in Middle East

Vatican City, August 29, 2014

Pope Francis met Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, on Thursday to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence in Iraq.

Cardinal Vegliò told Vatican Radio the Pope said the Church must be at the forefront of efforts to defend the weak. 

“The Church must help those most in need, because their rights are being trampled upon,” he told Vatican Radio.  “The Church is for the poor and the voiceless.  We must be present and never tire …

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