A quote from Pope Francis:
“We are all aware that the future of humanity is built with peace and not by war; war destroys, kills, and impoverishes peoples and countries. I ask that all parties, with a view to the common good, immediately consent to humanitarian aid and to silence their weapons as soon as possible, making efforts to negotiate and to make their first priority the well-being of Syria, of all her inhabitants, including the many who have had to seek refuge elsewhere and who have the right to return to their homeland as soon as possible. I think in particular of the dear Christian communities, the face of a Church who suffers and hopes. Their survival in the Middle East is of profound concern to the universal Church: Christianity must be able to continue to live there where its origins lie.”
-- Message to Catholic charitable associations who work in the crisis of Syria, May 31, 2014
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