Poland to offer safe haven to 60 Syrian Christian families, more may be welcomed later

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    WARSAW, Poland — Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says the country will take in 60 Christian families fleeing violence in Syria.

    Kopacz said Tuesday that "for a start" 60 families with children will be brought to Poland. More could follow later.

    She said that Poland, a Christian nation should "quickly react" and offer help to Christians who are "persecuted in a barbaric way in Syria."

    The decision follows accusations by Andrzej Duda, who won Poland's presidential election this weekend, that the government has been slow in offering help to Syrians.

    A Polish-Syrian organization has been seeking permission for months to bring in some 300 Christian families from violence-torn Syria.

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