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Hurriyet Dailynews 2013.12.29 12:48
Syria's Assad sends message to pope VATICAN CITY - Agence France-Presse REUTERS Photo Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a message to Pope Francis Saturday, that state media said expressed his determination to defend Syrians of all religions against hardline Islamists among the rebels. The message was passed on through a Syrian government delegation that held talks at the Vatican with the pontiff's Secretary of State Pietro Parolin
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