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Pope Benedict XVI Delivers His Urbi Et Orbi Blessing

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 25: Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 'Urbi et Orbi' (to the city and to the world) is recognised as a Christmas tradition by Catholics with the Pope focusing this year on the conflict in Syria, calling for a political solution. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope delivers Christmas message

Pope Benedict XVI (C) makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the

world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December

25, 2012. Pope Benedict used his Christmas message to the world on

Tuesday to say people should never lose hope for peace, even in

conflict-riven Syria and in Nigeria where he spoke of "terrorism"

against Christians.