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St. Louisans show concern for Syrian refugees

Migrant children look through a fence as they wait permission to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia Sept. 15. "Do not abandon victims" of conflicts in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis said.

At a weekday morning Mass Sept. 15 at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Church in Florissant, a woman joined the general intercessions by spontaneously asking for prayers for the refugees fleeing Syria.

Catholics throughout the archdiocese have expressed concern for the plight of the refugees, following Pope Francis urging Catholics in Europe to respond to the needs of people fleeing war in their homeland.

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