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Pope appeals for peace in Middle East

As the Synod of Bishops began its October 9 session, Pope Francis called for “intense prayer, full of faith, to the Lord” for peace in the Middle East.

Stating his “profound concern” about the escalation of violence in Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, and the West Bank, the Pontiff appealed to the international community to make use of teh “means of international law, of diplomacy, to resolve the conflicts.”

Pope Francis also called for prayers for peace in Africa and other areas of conflict.

Source: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=26364









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