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Pope slams global indifference to refugees

Pope Francis yesterday denounced the “globalization of indifference” that greets migrants who risk their lives trying to reach Europe, as he traveled to the farthest reaches of Italy to draw attention to their plight and to pray for those who never made it. The tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa, a treeless, strip of rock 9km long, is closer to Africa than the Italian mainland and is the main port of entry into Europe for…