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Pope urges peace, fighting poverty

March 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM   |   Comments

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VATICAN CITY, March 22 (UPI) -- Pope Francis called on members of Roman Catholic Church's diplomatic service Friday to fight against poverty and work for peace.

The pope's comments came during his first audience with ambassadors of the Holy See, headquarters of the church, ANSA reported.

Francis asked the ambassadors to "work to build peace" and said "there can be no peace without truth."

The pope appealed to his audience to "protect those who suffer as a result of poverty."

Francis said there are "many poor people ... still in the world" and told the diplomatic corps to "guard those who suffer because of indigence."

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