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Only in Print: From Kazakhstan, Pope Francis Sent Clear Message to Russia

Pope Francis was presented with a musical gift during a farewell ceremony with Kazakh President Kassym-
Jomart Tokayev. (Photo: Catholic News Service)

By Elise Ann Allen 

ROME — Pope Francis was in Kazakhstan last week, where he attended a high-profile meeting of interfaith leaders and, while refraining from naming aggressors directly, sent a clear message to Russian civil and ecclesial authorities on the war in Ukraine. 

The pope was in Kazakhstan Sept. 13-15 for the VII Congress of Leaders of World and…

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