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Pope Francis Delivers Christmas Message

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Iraq is one of the countries ravaged by conflict that have been singled out by Pope Frances today in his traditional Christmas message. 
 
He also spoke of the violence affecting South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Nigeria. 
 
The Vatican has been trying to raise concern in the world over persecution and attacks on Christians in parts of the Middle East and Africa.
 
The pope spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to tens of thousands of people in the square below.   
 
He prayed for fruitful peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
 
The pope said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly."   (AP)

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