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World news – Pope urges the international community to end the fighting in Syria

Tehran (IQNA) - The leader of the Catholic Church described the civil war in Syria as one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and said its 10th anniversary should spur everyone to seek “a glimmer of hope” for a destroyed nation.

« I renew my heartfelt appeal so that all parties to the conflict show a sign of goodwill, so that a glimmer of hope can open up for the worn-out population, » said Pope Francis for his weekly newspaper to several hundred people on St. Peter’s Square Sunday.

Syria has seen « every kind of violence and enormous suffering of the population, especially the most vulnerable such as children, women and the elderly, » said the Pope, who returned from a trip to neighboring Iraq last Monday was.

He also called for a « crucial » commitment from the international community to end the fighting and contribute to reconstruction and economic recovery.

Since 2011, the foreign-backed militancy in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and more Displaced millions.

Ref: https://iqna.ir

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