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Pope appeals for release of Syrian bishops

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's Square in the Vatican on April 24, 2013. Pope Francis called Wednesday for the release of two Syrian bishops kidnapped by gunmen near Aleppo, after a Christian groPope Francis called Wednesday for the release of two Syrian bishops kidnapped by gunmen near Aleppo, after a Christian group appeared to retract its claim that the clerics had been freed.