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


« 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.


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