Pope Francis appeals for peace in the Middle East, Ukraine and Iraq

August 1, 2014

Sunday July 27, 2014 Pope Francis delived Sunday Angelus recalling 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first World War, appealling for peace, especially in the Middle East, in Ukraine and in Iraq.

Holy Father said, that, that conflict ended, after four long years, in an fragile peace. 28 of July, will be a day of mourning as we recall that tragedy in the hope, that those errors would never repeat.

Than His Holyness continued: “Today, my thoughts turn to three areas of crisis, in particular- the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine. I ask you to continue to pray with me so that the good Lord will give to the peoples and authorities of those regions the wisdom and the strength necessary to move ahead on the path of peace. Let us remember that, with war, all is lost whilst with peace, nothing is lost.

Brothers and sisters, let  there never be war. Never war. I am thinking above all of the children who have been deprived of the hope of a decent life, a worthy future: dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphans, children who play amidst war and weapons, children who do not know how to smile. Please stop. I ask you with all my heart. The time has come to stop. Please stop.”

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