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Pope appeals for peace in Libya, Syria

Catholic World News - May 16, 2011

Following his May 15 Regina Caeli address, Pope Benedict appealed for peace in Libya and Syria.

“I continue to follow with great apprehension the dramatic armed conflict that in Libya has caused a high number of victims and suffering, especially among the civilian population,” he said. The Pontiff renewed his “pressing appeal that the path of negotiation and of dialogue may prevail over that of violence, with the help of international organizations that are looking for a solution to the crisis.”

“My thoughts also go to Syria, where it is urgent to restore coexistence based on harmony and unity,” he added. “I ask God that there be no further shedding of blood in the homeland of great religions and civilizations, and I urge the authorities and all the citizens to spare no effort in seeking the common good and in accommodating legitimate aspirations for a future of peace and stability.”

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