Xmas: Pope Francis Advocates For Peace In Africa, End To InsurgencyFeatured, Latest News Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From Vatican comes another message from the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis of peace and end to terrorism in Nigeria, Libya, South Sudan and other parts of Africa.
In his Christmas remarks, the Pope demanded for peace and aid for the families of the 132 children killed last week by the Taliban insurgents in Pakistan as well as victims of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic.
Pope Francis who Wednesday put a surprise call through the refugees in a camp near Irbil, in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, said the hostages were “like Jesus on Christmas night”, hence, hope of survival which looked impossible.
Pope also expressed concern over the offensives by the Iraq Islamic State militants, who he lamented have forced tens of thousands of Christians and people from other religious minorities to flee their homes.
He condemned the development, describing it as “brutal persecution” of religious and ethnic minorities.
Pope Francis called for dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and condemned terrorism in Pakistan and other parts of the world.
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