Pope prays for kidnap victims around the world

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October 29, 2006 14:04

 
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Pope Benedict XVI, condemning the practice of kidnapping, said on Sunday he was praying for victims of abduction and their relatives everywhere. "From several sides I am getting requests to intervene in favor of people who are victims of kidnappings in different countries around the world," the pontiff said at the end of his traditional Sunday blessing, speaking from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square. "While I reiterate the firmest condemnation of this crime I remember in prayer all the victims, their families and friends." The issued a special plea for a victim from the Italian island of Sardinia who was kidnapped last month, and asked that he soon be returned to his family.

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