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Faith

Religious leaders gather to pray for world peace

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Religious leaders gather to pray for world peace

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>> Praying for world peace, religious leaders from all faiths gathering in Italy on Tuesday, for an inter-religious conference hosted by Pope Francis. The Catholic leader greeting the heads of the Orthodox Churches, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and high representatives of Islam and Judaism. They're all gathering in Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis.
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One of the most venerated religious figures in history.>>
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> This year marks the 30th anniversary of the conference, first called by Pope John Paul the second, in 1986, which saw fighters in all world conflicts put down their arms for one day. After greeting them, Francis sat down with his fellow leaders at the Franciscan Convent.
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Among the guests, 12 refugees who fled war and conflict in Nigeria, Pretoria, Molly and Syria. Pope Francis has pressed for countries to welcome refugees and urge people world wide to find time on Tuesday, to pray for the end of world conflicts.