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Pope: End ‘inhumane’ hostilities now, rescue civilians in Syria

Thursday, October 13, 2016 14:25
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By Carol Glatz | Catholic News Service

A man reacts on the rubble of destroyed buildings Oct. 11 after losing relatives to an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. In the wake of intensified attacks in Syria, Pope Francis called for an immediate cease-fire, even if temporary, so that civilians, especially children, could be rescued from the ruins.

VATICAN CITY — In the wake of intensified attacks in Syria, Pope Francis called for an immediate cease-fire — even if temporary — so that civilians, especially children, could be rescued from the ruins.

Emphasizing that his thoughts and prayers are with “all victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria,” the pope said it was with “a sense of urgency that I renew my appeal, imploring — with all my strength — those responsible so that an immediate cease-fire be arranged.”

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    A day late and a dollar short wouldn’t you say Francis?

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