Pope enters migrant ships dispute with appeal for safe ports
With his comments in an address to 60,000 people in St Peter’s Square for the feast of the Epiphany, Francis jumped into a diplomatic fracas between Italy and Malta and into an internal dispute among leaders of Italy’s populist government.
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Social Democrats hailed the agreement as a win for their party, and criticised conservatives for what Finance Minister Olaf Scholz called the “summer theatre” of the last weeks.439 days ago
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