Pope Francis Calls To End ‘Barbarous Violence’ & Bloodshed In Global Hotspots – 6 April 2015

RT logoPope Francis urged to end “absurd” violence, bloodshed and persecution in hotspots around the world in his Easter address, saying the international community must “not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy” in war-torn Syria and Iraq.

“We ask for peace, above all, for Syria and Iraq, that the roar of arms may cease and that peaceful relations may be restored among the various groups which make up those beloved countries,” the Pope told tens of thousands of pilgrims, who gathered in St Peter’s Square to hear him deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and World) speech.

“May the international community not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries and the drama of the numerous refugees,” he said in his third Easter message since his election in 2013.

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