Pope Ushers in Christmas With Call to Iraqi Refugees

December 24, 2014 8:15 PM

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Pope Francis placed a phone call to an Iraqi refugee camp on Wednesday to inform families displaced by the conflict that they were in his thoughts this Christmas.

“Dear brothers, I am close to you, very close to you in my heart,” the Pope said in a satellite phone call to refugees outside of the Kurdish city of Erbil, according to AFP.

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