VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called for an urgent end to the violence in the war-torn country, Syria
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis called for an urgent end to the violence in the war-torn country, Syria
Pope Francis called for an urgent end to the violence and a peaceful solution in the war-torn country, Syria.
The Pope recited his regular Sunday Angelus asking people to join him to pray for peace.
“The war against evil means saying no a fratricidal hatred and the lies which feed it, saying no to violence in all its forms, saying no to the proliferation of arms and the illegal trade in arms,” he said.
There is always the doubt whether these wars here or there are wars for real problems or wars to sell arms,” he questioned.
He reiterated that the violence and devastation in Syria should stop immediately, and added “We should work with renewed commitment for a just solution to this fratricidal conflict.”
He also called for peace in Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon .
Pope Francis led a mass vigil for peace in Syria and to oppose any military intervention in the country on Saturday in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.