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​​Pope calls out prejudice as he meets Roma in Slovakia

​​Pope calls out prejudice as he meets Roma in Slovakia

ROBERT MULLER  POPE Francis has condemned prejudice and discrimination against Europe's Roma people during a visit to one of the most impoverished communities in Slovakia, saying it was wrong to pigeonhole entire ethnic groups. Francis, 84, arrived at the bleak Lunik IX settlement on the outskirts of Slovakia's second-biggest city, Kosice, on his penultimate day in the country. "We cannot reduce the reality of others to fit our own pre-packaged ideas; people cannot be pigeonholed," he said, overlooking the dilapidated concrete apartment blocs where about 4,300 people live next to the city garbage dump. "All too often you have been…
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Russia to resume flights with Kenya from September 21

Russia to resume flights with Kenya from September 21

RUSSIA will resume passenger flights with Spain, Iraq, Kenya and Slovakia from September 21, the government said on Monday and will increase the number of airports with flights to Turkey and Egypt. Russia imposed wide-ranging travel restrictions at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, many of which remain in force, but has gradually expanded the list of countries for air travel. Russia's coronavirus task force said it had decided flights could resume after it had assessed the epidemiological situation in those countries. From September 21, there will be four return Moscow flights each week with Madrid, Barcelona…
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