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Pope Lights Candle to Promote Peace in Syria

The pope has lit a candle decorated with the faces of Syrian children suffering from war as part of a global campaign calling for peace in the Middle Eastern country. The pope told believers gathered in St. Peter's Square on the first Sunday of the Advent season leading up to Christmas that the season "is a time of hope." The pontiff called for a halt to the civil war in Syria, which has been underway for nearly eight years. Lifting the candle to the window, the pope...

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