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Pope Urges Aid for Tidal-Wave Victims


Pope John Paul says he is praying for victims of the Asian earthquakes and tidal waves, and is calling on members of the international community to mobilize assistance for victims of the calamity.

Speaking to Roman Catholic pilgrims in Vatican City, the pope said Sunday's news from Southeast Asia has cast a pall of sadness over Christmas celebrations.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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