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Papal appeal for Syria

May 02, 2016

Following his May 1 Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis lamented the continued fighting in Syria.

“I have heard with great sorrow the dramatic news coming from Syria, about the spiral of violence that continues aggravating the already desperate humanitarian situation of that country, particularly in the city of Aleppo, and causing innocent victims, even among children, the ill and those who with great sacrifice are trying to help their neighbor,” he said.

“I exhort everyone involved in the conflict to respect the ceasefire and to strengthen the ongoing dialogue, which is the only path that will lead to peace,” he added.

The Pontiff also offered Easter greetings to Eastern Christians who were celebrating Easter that day.

 
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