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Pope condemns 'homicidal madness' which misuses God's name to kill
Pope condemns 'homicidal madness' which misuses God's name to kill

Pope Francis has called on people of every religious tradition to join in condemning the misuse of God's name to justify acts of violence. Speaking in the Apostolic Palace to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See during the traditional exchange of New Year's greetings, on Monday, Pope Francis said: "One can never kill in God's name," adding that the world is, "dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God's name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power." The Pope continued: "Fundamentalist terrorism is the fruit of a profound spiritual poverty,

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Full text:  Pope Francis  addresses Diplomatic Corps
Full text: Pope Francis addresses Diplomatic Corps

This morning, Pope Francis gave his traditional address to the members of the Diplomatic Corps attached to the Holy See. The full text follows....Today I wish to repeat a word quite dear to us: peace! It comes to us from the angelic hosts who proclaimed it on Christmas night (cf. Lk 2:14) as a precious gift of God, while at the same time as a personal and social responsibility which calls for our commitment and concern. But together with peace, the image of the Christmas crèche speaks to us another tragic reality: that of rejection. 

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Pope calls for ceasefire in Syria
Pope calls for ceasefire in Syria
Pope Benedict XVI has made an urgent appeal to civil and political authorities to work for peace. The Pope’s heartfelt cry came on Monday during his annual address to Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. Speaking to representatives of the 179 States that currently have full diplomatic relations with the Vatican, as well as members of numerous international organizations such as the EU, the Order of Malta and the PLO, Pope Benedict emphasized that world leaders have a grave responsibility to work for peace.
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Vatican: Mass for victims of Baghdad Cathedral attack
Vatican: Mass for victims of Baghdad Cathedral attack
A special Mass will be held in St Peter's Basilica in Rome at 5pm on 25 November in memory of the priests and faithful who died in an attack against their cathedral in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on 31 October.  Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See have been invited to attend.
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