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Pope Calls for Prayers, Initiatives for Peace in DRC, South Sudan

Pope Francis invited Catholics and members of all other religions Friday to observe a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace, dedicated in particular to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The pope's call for a rejection of violence and conflict comes as the Catholic charity, Caritas, warns of a major humanitarian emergency in the DRC. The pope said that while prayer is always an effective resolution, more can be done. Francis said each person "can...

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