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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Pope appeals for end to all forms of violence
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¬†At the conclusion of yesterday's general audience, Pope John Paul II launched an appeal to all the faithful present against all forms of violence, invoking the gift of peace from God. He said: "With great sorrow and concern ≠ I learned of the latest news regarding terror attacks in Israel and in Russia, where numerous people were killed - defenceless and innocent victims. "Also in strife-torn Iraq, the chain of blind violence continues, impeding a prompt return to civil cohabitation. The barbaric execution of 12 Nepali citizens, adds to fears for the fate of the two French reporters still held hostage by their captors. "I launch a pressing appeal for an end to the resorting to violence everywhere, always unworthy of any cause, and for the humane treatment of the two French reporters, and their safe, prompt, return to their loved ones. "Today, September 1, marks the anniversary of the invasion of Poland and the start of World War II, reaping mourning in Europe and other continents. Thinking back to those days, in this moment of serious and widespread tension, we invoke from God, Father of all mankind, the source of peace." Source: VIS
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