Pope prays for success of Syria peace talks

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Vatican City -

Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for a Switzerland peace conference on the Syrian crisis to end in reconciliation, calling on the warring sides to resolve a conflict estimated to have killed more than 130 000 people.

The pontiff called on all parties “to spare no effort in urgently ending violence and a conflict which has already caused too much suffering,” and prayed for “a decisive path to reconciliation, understanding and reconstruction”. - Sapa-AFP



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