The Herald

Pope wishes peace for conflict victims

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VATICAN: Pope Francis has wished Christmas peace on people scarred by wars and those who have lost loved ones to terrorism that he says is sowing “fear and death”.

Speaking from St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Pope Francis cited those suffering especially in the “most awful battles” in Aleppo in Syria.

There was tight security for crowds who queued to enter St Peter’s Square.

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