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How To Make The World A Better Place In 2018, According To Pope Francis

He spoke about topics in the headlines but also voiced concerns about the risks of technology and the need to develop better drugs without worrying about profits.
Pope Francis spoke to the ambassadors to the Holy See at the Sistine Chapel on Monday. Source: Vatican Pool

Pope Francis has some surprising things to say about the state of the world.

On Monday, Pope Francis delivered to his diplomatic corps, ambassadors from 183 nations to the Holy See. The speech outlined a bold vision for a peaceful, free and just world. The pontiff touched on themes that have been in the headlines,

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