Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pope Benedict Calls for Suspension of Fighting in Libya

Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for a suspension of fighting in Libya and the immediate start of a serious dialogue aimed at restoring peace to the North African country.

Speaking at his weekly blessing yesterday, the Pope said he was increasingly concerned at the news from Libya, where rebels supported by US and European airstrikes have battled the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

“My fear for the safety and well-being of the civilian population is growing, as is my apprehension over how the situation is developing with the use of arms,” the Pope said.

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