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Pope urges effort to rebuild trust in North Korea, Syria

AP  |  Vatican City 

is urging international efforts to rebuild on the and in Syria, using his annual foreign policy address to press his demand that political leaders put the dignity of their people before war, profits or power.

In a wide-ranging speech today to from some 185 nations, reaffirmed the need to respect the status quo of and refrain from any initiative that exacerbates hostilities.

He denounced the use of child labor to fuel today's and demanded that governments curb global warming, integrate migrants and participate in a "serene and wide-ranging debate" on nuclear disarmament.

said World War I, which ended 100 years ago this year, teaches that war isn't deterred by the "of fear," but rather by reason.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:30 IST