Pope to travel to Kazakhstan for inter-religious congress

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Pope Francis is planning to travel to the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan in September for an inter-religious world congress, according to a statement published by the Vatican on Tuesday. At the beginning of January, there were violent riots in Kazakhstan in which more than 200 people lost their lives and the government called in soldiers from neighbouring Russia for support. The unrest was initially triggered by higher fuel prices, which later turned into anti-government riots. There was already talk of a trip by the head of the Catholic Church to the Central Asian country in April. At that time, F…

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