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Pope pleads for immediate ceasefire in Syria

October 12, 2016

Following his October 12 general audience, Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in Syria.

“I want to emphasize and reiterate my solidarity with all victims of inhuman conflict in Syria,” he said, adding:

It is with a sense of urgency that I renew my appeal, begging, with all my strength, those responsible, that steps be taken toward an immediate ceasefire, one imposed and respected at least for the time necessary to allow the evacuation of civilians, especially children, who are still trapped under cruel bombardment.

 
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