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Pope: 'Truly there are so many tears this Christmas'
Pope: 'Truly there are so many tears this Christmas'

Pope Francis focused his concern on those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out refugees, hostages and others suffering in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine as he prayed for hope and peace Thursday. Anguish for children who are victims of violence, including in the recent terrorist attack on a Pakistani military school, tempered the pontiff's traditional Christmas Day message, which he delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Tens of thousands of Romans and tourists crowded into St. Peter's Square to hear Francis deliver the “Urbi et Orbi” message. (Latin for “to the city and to the world.”) “Truly there are so...

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