Pope Francis delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the city and to the world”) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. Pope Francis is praying that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people while praising the generosity of those countries that have taken their refugees in.
Pope Francis delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the city and to the world”) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. Pope Francis is praying that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people while praising the generosity of those countries that have taken their refugees in. L’Osservatore Romano via AP AP
Pope Francis delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the city and to the world”) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. Pope Francis is praying that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people while praising the generosity of those countries that have taken their refugees in. L’Osservatore Romano via AP AP

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