Last update: 00:00 am Sunday ,7 Aug 2011 - Updated daily except Saturday and Sunday
Archive
Headlines
Print page
Section's archive
Email This Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Delicious
Digg MySpace Google More...

Current rating : . . . . .

Pope calls on Syria to respect citizens' 'legitimate aspirations'

By-CNN | 7 August 2011

(CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday for an end to violence in Syria and Libya, encouraging followers and international organizations to help bring the bloodshed to an end.

"I renew to the Syrian authorities and population a pressing appeal for the re-establishment as soon as possible of living together peacefully," as well as an "adequate response to the legitimate aspirations of the citizens, respecting their dignity and for the benefit of the region's stability," the pontiff said, according to a CNN translation.
 
Eight babies die in Syrian hospital power cut
 
The pope said he was "following with strong concern the dramatic and growing episodes of violence in Syria, which have provoked numerous victims and grave suffering. I invite the Catholic faithful to pray so that the reconciliation efforts prevail over divisions and rancour."
 
"My thoughts also go to Libya, where the strength of the army has not resolved anything," Benedict added. "I exhort the International organizations and all of those politically and militarily responsible to relaunch with conviction and resolution the search for a peace plan for the country, through negotiations and constructive dialogue."
Rate this topic :
 
Comments
Add comment
Name:
Email address: (optional)
Title:
Comment:
Enter Code:

Can't read the image? click here to refresh
   
Submit