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Pope pleads for peace in Libya, Ukraine

February 18, 2015

Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in Ukraine, and added a prayer for Libya, at the close of his regular weekly audience on February 18.

The Pope asked the faithful to pray for “our Egyptian brothers who were killed in Libya three days ago for the mere fact of being Christians.” Then, after broadening his focus to include the many refugees in the Middle East, he called for “the intervention of the international community to work to find peaceful solutions to the crisis in Libya.”

Pope Francis then recognized the Ukrainian Catholic bishops who are in Rome for their ad limina visits this week, and said that he was united with them in prayer for a lasting peace in their native country.


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