Pope Benedict Delivered His Christmas Message to a Large Crowd at the Vatican

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Pope Benedict delivered his Christmas message to a large crowd at the Vatican.

In his message to the city and the world, the pope prayed for peace, and end to poverty and for the protection of the environment.

The pope condemned terrorism and violence, and pleaded for resolutions to the wars in Iraq, the holy land, Afghanistan and Africa.

The address was broadcast live to 57 countries around the world. The pope read Christmas greetings in 63 languages!