"We pray to change the face of the world, that our world be a safe dwelling place and refuge, where justice prevails over rivalry and conflict, mercy over vengeance, charity over hatred," he said.
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"In a few days we will celebrate … Christmas, the feast of the Light, that shines in the night, a celebration of joy, hope and peace," Patriarch Twal said Dec. 16.
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