Pope Calls for Peace in Mideast as Christians Flee Violence

Pope Francis walks past a guard of honor as he arrives in Ankara as part of a three day visit in Turkey on November 28, 2014.

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Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, called for peace in Syria and Iraq, saying that “gross violations” against minorities by Islamist militants aren’t diminishing.

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