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Pope Francis waves during his Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican Thursday. (Reuters photo)

Pope speaks out about discrimination, violence against world’s Christians

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Pope Francis on Thursday denounced discrimination against Christians, including in countries where religious freedom is in theory guaranteed by law.


He delivered his traditional noon prayer and address to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square on the day the Roman Catholic Church commemorates St. Stephen, its first martyr.

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