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Pope Francis makes Easter plea for peace

Pope Francis has delivered a passionate plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message since being elected.

Francis used his "Urbi et Orbi" address to call for peace in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where he singled out "above all dear Syria".

"Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world," the Pope told thousands gathered in St Peter's Square.

  • 31 Mar 2013
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