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Pope offers prayers for peace in Middle East

Catholic World News - January 31, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI offered prayers for peace in the Middle East, and especially in the Holy Land, as he concluded his Angelus audience on Sunday, January 30.

Two young members of the Italian Catholic Action movement joined the Pontiff at the window of his apartment in the apostolic palace during the midday audience, and together they released a pair of white doves, in an annual gesture marking the group’s Caravan for Peace.

Pope Benedict called attention to other observances during his audience:

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