AP 18 Dec 94 12:10 EST V0171 ------ The Associated Press.

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- His voice shaking with anger, Pope John Paul II made a new plea Sunday for peace in Bosnia -- this time in the name of Christmas. "Stop yourselves! Stop yourselves in front of the infant (Jesus)!" the pope said in an impromptu ending to his regular Sunday appearance in St. Peter's Square.

Referring to a letter to the world's children released a few days earlier, in which he asked them to pray for peace, John Paul said his appeal for an end to war also applied to "those who are responsible for the wars, far and near." "We think of everybody, but perhaps with special insistence, of those who are near, on the other shore of the Adriatic," the pope said, referring to the former Yugoslavia, across the sea from Italy.