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Police from Italy and Kosovo announced on Dec. 1 that they had detained four Kosovars believed to be terrorist risks who had made threats on social media against Pope Francis. • Speaking at the U.N. climate conference in Paris on Dec. 4, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said, “All African nations are contributing less to the total harmful emissions and are the most affected by climate change.” • The world premiere of “Call Me Francesco,” a movie based on the life of Pope Francis, was held at the Vatican on Dec. 1 with many guests invited by the pope—“the poor, the homeless, refugees and the people most in need.” • On Nov. 30, Rome’s Colosseum was lit up in honor of Nebraska’s attempt to abolish the death penalty as part of Cities for Life Day, a worldwide event that supports the end of capital punishment, sponsored by the Rome-based lay Community of Sant’Egidio. • Pope Francis urged President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines to “always bring peace” at the Vatican on Dec. 4—a significant exhortation, as the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Movement has stalled.

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