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Libya: Christian leaders call for immediate ceasefire

Catholic World News - April 14, 2011

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli and other Libyan Christian leaders have issued a joint statement calling for “an immediate and unconditional ceasefire by all parties involved” in the Libyan conflict.

“As a community of believers we are greatly saddened by the tragic events that happened recently tearing apart this country with prolonged agony and suffering, fears and anxieties of its people, and we wish to express our solidarity,” the Christian leaders stated. “The violence and bloodbath must stop immediately, as war is not the solution to the current problems.”

“We strongly support any efforts and initiatives of elders of this country, who know the genuine sentiments and aspirations of the Libyan people, and of any international organizations, in creating an atmosphere of confidence to find a peaceful solution.”

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