For Easter, pope sends assistance to displaced in Iraq, Nigeria

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March 29, 2015

Pope Francis pictured during visit to St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish on outskirts of Rome

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Holy Week and Easter approached, Pope Francis wanted to show his ongoing concern for people persecuted and displaced by violence in Iraq and in northern Nigeria.

Although not specifying the amount, the Vatican press office said March 27 that the pope was sending aid money to people seeking shelter in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and to the Nigerian bishops’ conference to assist families in the northern part of the country where the terrorist group Boko Haram has been on a rampage.

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