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Monday, August 8, 2011

Pope Benedict Appeals for Peace in Syria and Libya

Castel Gandolfo (Agenzia Fides) - "I am following with great concern the dramatic and growing violence in Syria, which have caused numerous deaths and severe suffering" - said the Holy Father Benedict XVI, yesterday, August 7, immediately after the prayer of the 'Angelus, from the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. "I invite the Catholic faithful to pray that the efforts for reconciliation prevail on division and resentment. In addition, I renew to the Authority and the Syrian population an urgent appeal, so that peaceful coexistence can be restored as soon as possible and to respond adequately to the legitimate aspirations of the citizens, respecting their dignity and for the benefit of regional stability".

"My thoughts also go to Libya continued-Benedict XVI, where the force of weapons has not resolved the situation. I urge international organizations and those who have political and military responsibilities to relaunch with conviction and determination the search for a peace plan for the Country, through negotiation and constructive dialogue ". (Agenzia Fides 08/08/2011)

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