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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.

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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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