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Pope Francis Prays for Global Conflicts, Denounces ‘Immense Wastefulness’

In front of a crowd of thousands yesterday, Pope Francis delivered an Easter message of peace while praying for those suffering from violence around the world. He asked God to “help us to overcome the scourge of hunger, aggravated by conflicts and by the immense wastefulness for which we are often responsible.” He also individually prayed for the people of Syria, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Iraq, Venezuela, South Sudan and Ukraine, who are all embroiled in on-going conflicts. Pope Francis reminded believers on Easter, that part of the calling of Christians is “leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast” …

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