Pope Francis to see Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan

May 24, 2014 5:17 PM

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Pope Francis to see Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan

AMMAN: On the first leg of his three-day Mideast trip, Pope Francis will get a firsthand look at the plight of Syrian refugees and witness the toll the civil war next door is taking on Jordan.

Francis frequently has lamented the plight of refugees, denouncing the "globalization of indifference" that often greets them in their newly adopted homelands. At the same time, he and his predecessors have decried the flight of Christians from the Holy Land, insisting recently: "We will not be resi...

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