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Pope Urges 'Sincere Effort' from Putin on Ukraine

Pope Francis has called on visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take steps to bring peace to war-torn eastern Ukraine. A Vatican statement released Wednesday after a one-hour meeting said the pontiff stressed there must be a "sincere and great effort" to end the rebellion launched by pro-Russian separatists 14 months ago.  Nearly 6,500 people have died in that fighting. The statement also said the two leaders agreed on the importance of creating an atmosphere of...

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