Pope laments persecution of Christians
Desperate refugees, world conflicts in Francis’ prayers
Posted: December 26, 2013 at 5:36 a.m.
Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict around the globe.
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