Urgent papal appeal for drought victims in Horn of Africa
Catholic World News - July 18, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI has called for an “international mobilization” to help the victims of a murderous drought in eastern Africa.
During his midday audience on Sunday, July 17, the Holy Father spoke of his “deep concern” about news from the Horn of Africa, where the drought, followed in places by torrential rain and flooding, “has led to a humanitarian catastrophe.”
“Countless people are fleeing terrible famine in search of food and assistance,” the Pope told the crowd gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. “May those who suffer not lack our solidarity.”
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