Vatican asks US to find 'humanitarian solution' for Guantánamo prisoners

Mirroring Pope Francis’s concern over prisoner treatment, the Vatican has asked the US to find an “adequate humanitarian solution” for prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay.

The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, made the request during a Vatican meeting with the US secretary of state, John Kerry.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev Federico Lombardi said the two sides discussed the US commitment to closing the facility. He said Parolin expressed the Holy See’s desire that “favourable attention be paid to finding adequate humanitarian solutions for current inmates”.

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