Pope Francis wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his role as host of the G-20 summit, which kicks off today.
In it, the Pope urges for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis and called military intervention a quote -- "futile pursuit."
President Obama is seeking Congressional approval for strikes against Syria in the wake of a chemical attack in the outskirts of Damascus.
Russia is an ally of Syria, and Putin has taken a stance against military intervention, unless there's proof the Assad regime is behind the attack.
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