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Pope calls for peace in Syria: The violence must stop

POPE FRANCIS  "A priest I know once told a woman who complained to God about her misfortunes. He said, â??That is a form of prayer. Go ahead with it.â?? The Lord hears us, He listens to our complaints. Think of the great men, of Job, when in chapter III he says: â??Cursed be the day I came into the world,â?? and then there's Jeremiah, in the twentieth chapter: â??Damned be the dayâ??  they complained and even cursed', not to the Lord, but to the situation, right? It is only human.â?

The Mass was attended by a group of employees from both the Vatican's Library and the Congregation for Divine Worship.