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Pope congratulates Iraqi team on `historic` Asian Cup football win
uusjio | August 7, 2007 at 12:30 amby
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"So often I have cried with the Iraqis; in this case I rejoice with them," the pope said.
The "good news about Iraq ... generated a popular explosion of joy in the entire country," Benedict was quoted by AFP as saying at the end of his weekly general audience.
"I was happily impressed with the enthusiasm that seized all the people, prompting them to take to the streets to celebrate," the 80-year-old German pope said.
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