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Pope Francis lashed out at wealthy minorities who hoard resources at the expense of the poor as he visited a crowded Kenyan slum on Friday, wrapping up the first leg of a three-nation tour. "These are wounds inflicted by minorities who cling to power and wealth, who selfishly squander while a growing majority is forced to flee to abandoned, filthy and run-down peripheries," he told crowds in the slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. Several hours later, he left for Uganda, where he will spend two days before travelling to Central African Republic, a country wracked by sectarian conflict.
Tens of thousands rallied in Melbourne on Friday to launch a global campaign for climate action ahead of a key summit in Paris, where marches were cancelled amid security fears. Protesters young and old echoed the call for a phase-out of fossil fuel blamed for climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, waving placards reading: "There is no Planet B" and "Stop messing with my future". Protest organisers have set up a website, www.march4me.org, where people in other cities can sign up to symbolically march for those who cannot do so in Paris.