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Pope calls for UN rather than US action in Iraq

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Pope Francis called Monday for collective action through the United Nations to "stop unjust aggression" in Iraq, in an implicit criticism of unilateral US air strikes there. 

Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014

The pope, speaking to reporters aboard his flight back from a trip to South Korea, said he was ready to visit Iraq "if necessary", providing it would help people under threat there.

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