Prelate: Christians ignoring Pope’s call for Libyan ceasefire
Catholic World News - May 04, 2011
Returning from the funeral of one of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, where the apostolic vicar of Tripoli lamented that some Christians were ignoring Pope Benedict’s call for a ceasefire. Saif al-Arab al-Gaddafi, along with three of Muammar Gaddafi’s grandchildren, were killed in a NATO bombing raid on April 30.
“I am sorry to see this, but I get the impression that Christians are not always so careful to what the Pope says,” said Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, who said he was “welcomed with great respect” at the funeral. “The Holy Father called for a ceasefire, but was not heard.”
“I renew my appeal for a ceasefire, to respect the mourning family of the leader.”
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