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 Pope Francis calls to stop conflict in Donbas

Pope Francis mentioned Ukraine and Syria in his Christmas Urbi et Orbi message.

The leader of the Catholic Church called to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine, Censor.NET reports citing Vatican Radio.

"Peace to women and men who to this day suffer the consequences of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, where there is urgent need for a common desire to bring relief to the civil population and to put into practice the commitments which have been assumed," he said.

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"Peace to men and women in the war-torn land of Syria, where far too much blood has been spilled. Above all in the city of Aleppo, site of the most awful battles in recent weeks, it is most urgent that assistance and support be guaranteed to the exhausted civil populace, with respect for humanitarian law. It is time for weapons to be still forever, and the international community to actively seek a negotiated solution, so that civil coexistence can be restored in the country," Pope Francis said.

He wished "peace to all who have lost loved ones because of the terrorist attacks across the globe."

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