We have $162,395 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Libya: bishop renews call for end of bombing

Catholic World News - March 25, 2011

The apostolic vicar of Tripoli has renewed his criticism of military intervention in Libya and called upon the international community to “allow room” for the African Union’s attempt at mediation.

“I have trust in African wisdom to resolve the crisis,” said Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli. “The Europeans delude themselves that they can resolve this matter with bombs. We need to allow room for mediation by the African Union.”

“We are surviving,” he said as he commented on the bombing. “What worries me is the situation of African refugees, who continue to knock on our doors, hoping that the Church can help them get to Europe. But this is not our task.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($162,395 to go):
$200,000.00 $37,604.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family 18 hours ago
The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. 19 hours ago
Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? 20 hours ago
A different tone at this Synod? October 6
Church Fathers: St. Clement of Alexandria, Part I October 6

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope issues new rules to streamline annulment process CWN - September 8
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5