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Pope Francis delivers Christmas mass

Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ' to the city and to the world') Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ' to the city and to the world') Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. | Photo: L'Osservatore Romano / Pool Photo Via AP.

December 25, 2017 02:25 PM

Pope Francis delivered mass to thousands of Catholics in St. Peter's Square in Rome.

He spoke from the balcony of his apartment overlooking the square.

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He urged the world not to ignore the plight of migrants who are driven from their lands.

He also extended his prayer to people experiencing the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, while also making special mention of children that have suffered in war zones and been forced to flee their home countries.

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