Pope laments boy's death in Venezuela protest; says nation must refuse violence, use dialogue

March 1, 2015 11:15 AM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest.

In Caracas, some protesters are alarmed by a crackdown on government opponents, while other demonstrators support the embattled socialist government.

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