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Earlier in his speech, Francis urged political leaders to "work to end social injustices, abuses and acts of violence" in Venezuela. He also called for leaders to work toward peace in the Middle East, "beginning with the Israelis and Palestinians."
Additionally, the pope put a spotlight on the plight of the Syrian people, as well as conflicts in eastern Ukraine and several African countries.
Finally, Francis condemned the "roar of arms" and encouraged people to build "bridges, not walls," Vatican News reported.
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