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ICJ to rule on Chilean-Peruvian dispute

Pope Francis has prayed for a resolution to the maritime dispute, hours before the court is to hand down a ruling.

Last updated: 26 Jan 2014 20:36
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The pope has weighed in on the Chilean-Peruvian maritime dispute just hours before the International Court of Justice is due to hand down a ruling.

Pope Francis says he prays both nations will arrive at an understanding, a veiled reference to the historic tensions between the two South American nations.

At stake are 38,000 sqkms of rich fishing waters that Peru lost to Chile after the War of the Pacific at the tie of the 19th century.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Arica. 

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