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Francis appeals for end of Aleppo fighting: war is 'pile-up of tyrannies and lies'

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Pope Francis has again appealed for an end to the brutal fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling war a "pile-up of tyrannies and lies" and asking people to say "no to destruction, yes to peace."

At the end of his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square Sunday, the pontiff said: "Every day I am close, most of all in prayer, to the people of Aleppo."

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