December 9, 2013
Pope Francis renews anti-war call for Syria: 'Let peace burst'
In a new peace call facing the Syrian crisis, Pope Francis urged world leaders to prevent the war in the Arab country. “We want peace to burst in our society ravaged by divisions and conflicts,” the head of the Catholic Church said in his official Twitter account.
Meanwhil, the call for global Leadership to address the pressing situation in Syria was made by the pontiff during an audience with a World Jewish Congress mission.
According to the Vatican Radio, Francis affirmed “human slaughter is unacceptable” as he demanded world leaders “to do everything that is possible to avert war.”
With this new message, the ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio strengthened his calls for peace as the humanitarian situation in Syria worsens and the West rallies efforts for a possible military strike. The pontiff has announced a day of global prayer to take place on September 7, two days before the US Congress begins to debate Barack Obama’s move to intervene Syria following the deadly gas attack that killed more than 1,000 people in Damascus by the end of August.