translated from Spanish: Pope Francis calls for countries to welcome Afghans seeking refuge

Pope Francis today called on countries to welcome Afghans seeking refuge in “these moments of turmoil” and hoped that this population can live in dignity, peace and fraternity. In these times of turmoil, when Afghans seek refuge, I pray for the most vulnerable among them. I pray that many countries will welcome and protect those seeking a new life. I also pray for the internally displaced, for the assistance and protection they receive. need,” the pope said after praying the Angelus. That young Afghans receive education, an essential asset for human development. And may all Afghans, both at home, in transit and in host countries, live with dignity, in peace and fraternity with their neighbours,” he added. Kabul airport resumed domestic flights on Saturday, paralyzed since the Taliban victory on August 15, and then only operated evacuation flights until Monday, when the last US troops left the country. U.S. forces, the last foreigners to leave the country after two decades of occupation, destroyed some facilities and technical equipment at Kabul airport before leaving the country, according to several reports.

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