Pope prays for famine, flood, conflict victims on Christmas
VATICAN CITY - Agence France-Presse
Pope Benedict XVI greet Korean children during the Christmas mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2011. REUTERS photoPope Benedict XVI prayed for famine, flood and conflict victims around the world in his traditional Christmas message on Sunday, following a deadly bomb blast outside a church in Nigeria.
The pope urged the international community to aid those suffering from hunger in the Horn of Africa, called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and said he hoped this year's Arab revolts would aid the "common good".