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Pope calls for end to Iraq war

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, elevating 23 prelates from around the world to the elite rank of cardinal, made a pressing appeal on Saturday for an end to the war in Iraq and decried the plight of the country's Christian minority.

One of the new cardinals is Emmanuel III Delly, the Baghdad-based Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, and the Pope used the solemn occasion, known as a consistory, to express his concern for Iraq.

The other new cardinals come from Italy, Ireland, Germany, the United States, Spain, India, Argentina, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Senegal, Brazil and France.

Speaking of Delly during the ceremony in St Peter's Basilica, Benedict said Christians in Iraq were "feeling with their own flesh the dramatic consequences of an enduring conflict ... "

The Chaldeans are Iraq's biggest Christian group and the Chaldean rite is one of the most ancient of the Cat

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Added: Nov-24-2007 
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  • "Don't let common sense tell you what to do, listen to me tell you to what to do. And condoms are bad, m'kay?"

    Got my vote for "Botard-of-the-day"

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  • The Catholic church is the main reason for the spread of aids in Africa. They've killed more people than the coalition will. so who is he to moralise

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  • I don't think anyone answers to the pope this day in age.

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  • oh...its the scary pope with the ash tray eyes...

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  • Johnny rattz is goin to Hell.

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  • But he's correct about gettin the hell outta Iraq...

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  • The Catholic church is tired of the coalition killing muslims. They want to have another go at it.

    This Hitler youth idiot is just another corrupt leader in a long line of corrupt leaders, leading the most corrupt organization in the history of the world.

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  • i dont give a crap about what this guy says

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  • The pope is the anti christ which the lord JESUS warned his people about.
    PROOF!!!.Daniel the prophet in chp 7 said the anti christ would come to power right when the roman empire would be collapsed and Christ said that this same power daniel spoke of would rule the world again right at the end. There is only one power that came to power right after romes fall and is still here with us today and that is the seat and power of the pope. So in every respect only the pope can fullfil bible prophecy More..

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