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Papal greetings for the Year of the Dragon

VATICAN CITY (SE): Pope Benedict XVI put his hope in the young people of the world in wishing a happy Year of the Dragon to the billions of people around Asia and the world celebrating the Lunar New Year on January 23.

“In these days, various countries of the Far East will celebrate the Lunar New Year with joy. In the present world situation of economic and social crisis, for all those who suffer, and that especially of young people, with their enthusiasm, ideals and drive, can offer hope to the world,” Pope Benedict said at his weekly angelus on January 22.

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