Pope Benedict has urged the world to end what he called the endless slaughter in Syria before the entire country becomes "a field of ruins".
Pope Benedict has urged the world to end what he called the endless slaughter in Syria before the entire country becomes \"a field of ruins\".
POPE BENEDICT: Said there would be no victors to conflict.
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Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY
Speaking in his yearly "state of the world" address to diplomats from nearly 180 countries and global organisations, Pope Benedict also condemned terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and violence in Mali, where Islamist rebels in the north are seeking to erase a more moderate religious tradition.
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