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(RNS) The Urbi et Orbi (Latin for “to the city and to the world”) message, delivered from the central balcony of the basilica where Pope Francis first appeared after his election a year ago, included a call to end “deadly force” on “defenseless” civilians in Syria, and urgent humanitarian aid for victims of the conflict.


  1. Not popular to say this, but if you want peace – abandon religion.
    Fighting over the interpretation of a metaphor (god) is completely needless.