Pope calls for the 'immediate release' of Nigerian girls

The head of the Catholic church has called for the "immediate release" of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Let us all join in prayer for the immediate release of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria. #BringBackOurGirls

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Nigeria: Captured girls 'face rape danger'

The Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a senior United Nations official has said.