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Cardinal pleads for international action to end fighting in Syria, Congo

Catholic World News - December 07, 2012

The president of Caritas International has issued a plea for international action to end the bloodshed in Syria, saying that the situation there reminds him of the Balkan crisis in the 1990s.

Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga, in an interview with Vatican Radio, lamented that “the international community is so quiet and so slow” in responding to conflicts. He called for an end to arms shipments, which he said fuel the fighting.

The Honduran cardinal also voiced his concerns about the fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the struggle for control of a mineral-rich region has driven thousands of families from their homes. “They are really in panic, especially in the region of Goma,” he said.

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