Pope calls for end of violence in Libya, Syria

Pope Benefict XVI calls for dialogue and not violence for Libyans, Syrians; asks for return to negotiations.

By REUTERS
May 16, 2011 10:37

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict called for dialogue to prevail over violence in both Libya and Syria on Sunday, denouncing bloodshed and the killing of civilians.

"I am following with grave concern the dramatic conflict in Libya that has caused a high number of victims and suffering, mostly among the civilian population," the Pope said in an address after the Regina Caeli prayer.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


"I am renewing a pressing appeal for negotiations and dialogue to prevail over violence," he said.


Related Content

Anti-government protesters demonstrate on a street in central Ankara
June 16, 2013
Thousands take to streets of Istanbul, defy Erdogan

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 15 - 24
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 22
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 19
    Jerusalem
    16 - 22
    Haifa
  • 20 - 28
    Elat
    17 - 27
    Tiberias