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Posted: December 27, 2013 at 3:49 a.m.

Pope Francis prayed for persecuted Christians a day after 35 people were killed in bombings outside a church in Iraq, telling a crowd at St Peter’s Square that some discrimination and restrictions on Christians’ religious freedom today are greater than in the time of the first Christians.

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