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Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

PTI
Published : Aug 25, 2019, 5:10 pm IST
Updated : Aug 25, 2019, 5:10 pm IST

'That forest lung is vital for our planet,' Pope Francis said.

'We are concerned about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon,' the pope said. (Photo: File)
 'We are concerned about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon,' the pope said. (Photo: File)

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday voiced concern for the Amazon rainforest, a "vital" lung for the planet, as the worst blazes in years have sparked a global outcry.

"We are concerned about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon," the pope told the faithful. "That forest lung is vital for our planet."

 

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