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EU states should share migrant responsibility - Pope

STORY: Three charity vessels holding almost 1,000 migrants have been at sea off Italy for more than a week waiting for permission from the new rightist government in Rome to dock. All their requests have so far been rejected, they say. Two are flying the Norwegian flag and one is flying the German flag.

The pope made his comments during an airborne news conference on the plane returning to Rome from his four-day trip to Bahrain.