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Pope Francis calls for inter-religious dialogue at open-air mass

Pope Francis urges the African youth to shape a just, inclusive and respectful society. The pontiff also met with religious leaders and held mass in Kenya. Also, there are 125 million child brides in Africa and that figure could double by 2050. UNICEF tells FRANCE 24 that poverty, the lack of education and traditions make it difficult to put an end to forced marriages.

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And the trade in rhinoceros horns is legal again in South Africa. A court has ruled that the six-year ban hasn't prevented poaching.

 

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