VATICAN CITY, VATICAN – JANUARY 11: Pope Francis (C) attends his annual ‘state of the world’ message to accredited ambassadors to the Holy See at the Regia Hall on January 11, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff opened his speech with the following words: ‘I offer you a cordial welcome to this annual gathering. It allows me to offer you my best wishes for the New Year and to reflect with you on the state of our world, so loved and blessed by God, and yet fraught with so many ills.’ (Photo by Vatican Pool/Getty Images)
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