Pope Benedict XVI sends New Year wishes to the world (VIDEO)

The Pope used his extensive language skills to wish the world a Happy New Year from the Vatican.In his New Year’s message, Pope Benedict XVI said that he hoped 2013 would be a year of peace and that the world was under threat from unbridled capitalism, terrorism and criminality.

The 85-year-old pope rang in the new year with a mass for about 10,000 people in St Peter’s Basilica on the day the Roman Catholic Church marks its World Day of Peace with initiatives around the world.

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