Pope Francis speaks on the fate of children in war zones during Christmas speech

Pope Francis speaks on the fate of children in war zones during Christmas speech

Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, has on Friday highlighted the plight of children caught up in war, singling out victims in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, in his Christmas message.

“On this day, when the word of God became a child, let us turn our gaze to the many, all too many, children worldwide, especially in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, who still pay the high price of war,” he said.

“May their faces touch the consciences of all men and women of good will, so that the causes of conflicts can be addressed and courageous efforts be made to build a future of peace,” he added.

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