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Dove of peace refuses to leave Pope's window

 Today, after the Angelus, Pope John Paul, spoke to the crowds in St Peter's Square, and reflected on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the World Day of Leprosy. He also greeted young people from Italian Catholic Action who, in the New Year, traditionally come to St Peter's Square on their "Caravan of Peace" to conclude the Month of Peace. The Pope was then joined at his study window by two young people from Catholic Action of Rome who read a message of affection to the Pope, thanking him for his commitment to world peace. Together with the Holy Father, they released two white doves, one of whom refused to fly away, and sat calmly on the window sill. In off-the cuff-remarks, a visibly delighted Pope thanked the young people for their words and told them he too loved them. Source: VIS