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Pope on rights of indigenous peoples

VATICAN (SE): Pope Francis held an audience with the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum convened by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, which was being held in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on February 15.

Pope Francis stressed that indigenous peoples have the right to be correctly informed about the any development that changes the nature of their tribal lands, as well as probable economic and environmental consequences when their consent for projects is being sought.

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