Pope Francis calls for ceasefire in Syria

12 Oct, 2016 | News

Pope Francis has today renewed his appeal for peace in Syria.

Addressing pilgrims and tourists gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis said, “I want to emphasize and reiterate my solidarity with all victims of inhuman conflict in Syria.”

Pope Francis went on to say, “It is with a sense of urgency that I renew my appeal, begging, with all my strength, those responsible, that steps be taken toward an immediate ceasefire, one imposed and respected at least for the time necessary to allow the evacuation of civilians, especially children, who are still trapped under cruel bombardment.”



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