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Pope Francis places an Advent candle during the Angelus prayer led from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 2. The pope lit the candle as he launched the Christmas campaign, "Candles for Peace in Syria," an initiative of Aid to the Church in Need.

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Pope leads prayers for peace in ‘tormented’ Syria

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Leading thousands of pilgrims in prayer, Pope Francis lit a candle in remembrance of the people of Syria, especially innocent children tormented by the country’s eight-year conflict. “May this flame of hope and many flames of hope dispel the darkness of war,” he said Dec. 2 after praying the Angelus prayer. The lighting […] Full Story