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Pope makes Easter plea for world peace

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked Christianity’s most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter as pontiff in the enthusiastic company of an estimated 250,000 people who overflowed from St. Peter’s Square.

With eloquent words in his Easter message, Francis lamented enduring conflicts in the Middle East, on the Korean peninsula, and elsewhere, and called for more efforts to help the world’s neediest people.

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