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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.”

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