Pope Francis reacts to events in Syria

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Pope called on world leaders to take constructive action
19:02, 15 April 2018


Pope Francis is deeply concerned about the events in Syria and calls on the parties of the conflict to peace. He said this on April 15, Vatican News reported.

"I am deeply concerned about the current situation in the world, in which, despite the available tools, it is still difficult to come to common actions in favor of peace in Syria and other regions," he said.

The Pope urged world leaders to take constructive action.

"While I continue to pray for peace and I invite all people to voluntarily do the same, I again appeal to all those who bear political responsibility to ensure justice and peace," he said.

We recall, on the evening of April 13, US President Donald Trump ordered to conduct the rocket attacks on Syrian territory in response to the use of chemical weapons in the Douma. They were also joined by the United Kingdom and France. According to Reuters, the United States struck with cruise missiles Tomahawk.

After the attack, the statement was also made by British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. The leaders noted that the strikes were applied exclusively to objects that are associated with chemical weapons. The Russian ambassador to the US, Antonov, threatened sides with the consequences for striking Syria.

On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. Also, the British troops prepare for the operation.

In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

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