Skip to comments.Pope to world leaders: Lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution in Syria
Posted on 09/05/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
September 5, 2013 (Romereports) Pope Francis is exhausting all efforts to avoid a military strike on Syria. The latest is a the letter he wrote to the world leaders at the G-20 summit, that is underway in St. Petersburg, Russia. With strong words, Francis wrote that ever since the start of the conflict, one-sided interests have interfered with finding a solution that would have avoided the senseless massacre now unfolding.
Francis addressed each and everyone of the G20 leaders and asked them to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. The Vatican spokesman presented the letter during a press conference on Thursday.
P. FEDERICO LOMBARDI Vatican Spokesman To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community.
The letter is a clear message to the presidents of the United States and France, and Britain's Prime Minister. All of whom are seeking support for a possible intervention in Syria.
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Amen. Go pope-dude! ;-)
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