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

AFP  |  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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, August 25 2019. 16:10 IST
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