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Pope prays for Syria

August 08, 2016

Following the recitation of the Angelus on August 7, Pope Francis invited the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square to join him in prayer for Syria.

“Lamentably, from Syria we continue getting news of civilian victims of the war, particularly from Aleppo,” he said. “It is unacceptable that so many innocent people-- even many children-- must pay the price for this conflict, the price for the closed hearts of the powerful and their lack of a will for peace.”

The Pope added:

We are close to our Syrian brothers and sisters with prayer and with solidarity and we entrust them to the maternal protection of the Virgin Mary. Let us pray together, first in silence and then with a Hail Mary.


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