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Church leader in Libya calls for ceasefire

Catholic World News - March 21, 2011

Libya’s top Catholic leader has condemned the military action in his nation, insisting that “we need to cease shooting immediately and begin mediation straight away to resolve the crisis peacefully.”

“War does not solve anything,” said Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli. The current fighting, he said “is reawakening sad memoires about the Libyans’ recent history.”

Bishop Martinelli reported that Tripoli is “emptying,” as residents flee the city to escape bombing.

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