Help fleeing refugees says pope (2)

Austria plans to put up border fence

(ANSA) - Bolzano, April 28 - Pope Francis on Wednesday stressed to Bolzano-Bressanone Archbishop Ivo Muser the importance of helping fleeing refugees in northern Italy near the Brenner Pass, sources said Thursday. He also spoke of the planned closure of the Brenner Pass by Austria. The pope met the archbishop at the end of the weekly general audience. Vienna is planning to put up a fence at the border in view of a refugee influx and wants to control migrants by road and rail on the Italian side of the border - measures Rome if firmly against.