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Pope welcomes 5,000 migrants in Rome prayers

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MASS. In this file photo, Pope Francis holds aloft the Eucharist before giving Holy Communion during a mass held to celebrate the newly created cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, 15 February 2015. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
Pope Francis urges the migrants to treasure their ‘culture and previous values’

VATICAN CITY (Jan. 17, 2016) — Pope Francis on Sunday, January 17, welcomed 5,000 migrant worshipers at a special mass at St Peter’s to mark the world day of migrants and refugees, urging them to treasure their “culture and precious values”.

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