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Pope, religious leaders, send South Sudan rivals Christmas peace appeal

Reuters Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Pope Francis and two other religious leaders sent out an extraordinary Christmas appeal on Wednesday to the leaders of South Sudan to keep their promise to form at least a transitional unity government early next year.
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