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Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: 50,000 people attend a mass celebrated by the pope for all war victims in 1940; Sheikh Adbullah al-Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait, dies in 1965.

1940 A Mass for All War Victims

ROME Fifty thousand persons packed St. Peter's Church and Square this morning [Nov. 24] at a mass celebrated by Pope Pius XII for all the victims of the war and listened to an address by him before the altar in which he prayed to God to bring the peoples of the world to a peace based on justice and expressed his belief that the present hour was one of the gravest in human history. After rehearsing once more how, as head of the Church, he had worked long to re-establish peace among nations, Pope Pius said that although the noise of war seemed to drown his voice he turned to God for consolation. …

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