Vatican takes nine more Syrian refugees

The Vatican has brought nine more Syrian refugees to Rome.

This adds to the 12 who accompanied Pope Francis when he returned from the Greek island of Lesbos in April.

The nine refugees, like the twelve who preceded them, were living in a refugee camp on Lesbos.

The Sant’Egidio community in Rome has agreed to provide them with food and housing, as it is doing for the original twelve.

The nine Syrian refugees who arrived in Rome on June 16 included two Christians.

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