POPE ASKS OTHER FAITHS TO JOIN DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

Pope Francis on Sunday invited people of all faiths to join him and the world’s Catholics in a day of prayer and fasting on September 7 to end the bloody three-year internecine conflict in Syria.

Addressing tens of thousands of people who had gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Francis issued a long, impassioned appeal for peace in Syria and across the Middle East, saying God and history would be the judge of those who promoted violence or prevented peace.

The pope condemned the use of chemical weapons, which Western powers say were clearly used by Syrian government forces, but added: “War, never again”.

02.09.2013