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Father Mussie Zerai: the voice of the Eritrean refugees

Pope Francis and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel are both favourites to win the Nobel Peace Prize this week, but another less well-known figure is also in the running. Father Mussie Zerai is a priest from Eritrea, currently living in Switzerland. He has become famous for receiving calls from migrant boats in distress and getting in contact with the Italian and Maltese coastguards to arrange help. So what are his thoughts on being nominated for one of the world's best known prizes?

(Photo: Eritrean priest Mussie Zerai poses near St Peter's square in Vatican. Credit: Tiziana Fabi AFP/Getty Images)

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