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Pope calls for global unity - Comments

Benedict XVI ushered in his first Christmas as pope yesterday, calling on men and women across the globe to open their hearts to Christ as a way to combat poverty, war, and the sterility of a world obsessed with technological advance. Clad in glowing golden vestments and a pointed gold miter, Benedict stood on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to offer a Christmas blessing to tens of thousands of rain-soaked pilgrims and tourists. It was the same spot from which he was presented to the world minutes after his election as pope in April

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