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After the Angelus: The Holy Father's appeal for the Middle E

"Yesterday evening, in a very serious attack in the Syrian Catholic Cathedral in Baghdad, dozens were killed and wounded, including two priests and a group of faithful gathered for Sunday Mass. I pray for the victims of this senseless violence, all the more ferocious as it affected defenceless civilians, gathered in the house of God, which is a home of love and reconciliation. I also express my affectionate closeness to the Christian community, struck again, and I encourage all pastors and faithful to be strong and firm in hope. Faced with the brutal violence that continues to tear the people of the Middle East apart, I renew my appeal for peace: it is God's gift, but it is also the result of the effo ..

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