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Vatican cancels Syria trip due to danger

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political...more

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on...more

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Benedict XVI leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political...more

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday,...more

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 7, 2012. Pope Benedict called on the international community to urgently address a bloody civil war in Syria on Wednesday, urging a political solution to a conflict that threatens to destabilise the Middle East. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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