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Pope calls for renewed political will to end civil war

January 15th, 2014 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome — Pope Francis reportedly called for renewed political will on Monday to end the conflict in Syria and lamented a “general indifference” to the unfortunate situation of refugees around the world.

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In his first “State of the World” address to diplomats from 180 countries accredited to the Vatican, the pope also spoke of his concern over violence in Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and parts of Africa.

“What is presently needed is a renewed political will to end the conflict,” the pope said of the civil war in Syria.