· The Pope’s Appeal at the General Audience ·
On Wednesday, 6 April, at the end of the General Audience in St Peter’s Square, the Pope appealed once again for Côte d’Ivoire and Libya. The following is a translation of the Holy Father’s Appeal, which was given in Italian.
I am continuing to follow with great apprehension the dramatic events which the beloved peoples of Côte d’Ivoire and Libya are living through in these days. I am hoping that Cardinal Turkson, whom I have charged to go to Côte d’Ivoire to express my solidarity will be able to enter the country soon. I pray for the victims and I am close to all those who are suffering. Violence and hatred are always a defeat! I therefore address a new heartfelt appeal to all the parties concerned, that the work of peace-making and dialogue be initiated so that further bloodshed may be avoided.
St. Peter’s Square
June 26, 2019
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