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Pope calls for end to sectarian violence in Iraq

Pope Benedict called on Iraqis and religious and political leaders worldwide on Sunday to stop the violence between religious factions in Iraq that has cost the lives of innocent Muslims and Christians. The Pope, who is trying to mend fences with Muslims offended by a speech of his seen as portraying Islam as a violent faith, used his regular Sunday address to send “cordial greetings” to Muslims celebrating the end of their annual Ramadan fast. “In dramatic contrast with this happy atmosphere there comes news from Iraq of the grave situation of insecurity and cruel violence to which many innocent people are exposed just because they are Shi’ite, Sunni or Christian,” he said. Full Story

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