Pope's "state of the world" address to Vatican diplomats
Pope John Paul yesterday delivered his annual "state of the world" address to members of the Vatican diplomatic corps. He urged all countries "to forswear terrorism and violence".
In its report, Reuters is drawing attention to the Pope's opposition to the invasion of Iraq but now acknowledges that Iraq has been "ridded of an oppressive regime".
SOURCE FULL STORY:
Reuters Anti-war Pope says Iraq rid of "oppressive regime">
13 Jan 2004