Pope appeals for peace in Libya

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Pope Francis has urged on Wednesday the international community to find peaceful solutions to the difficult situation in Libya.

Speaking after the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope asked for prayers for our “Egyptian brothers who were killed in Libya three days ago for the mere fact of being Christians.”

Pope Francis prayed that the Lord may receive them in heaven and give comfort to their families and communities.

Remembering “all those who have died, those who have been wounded and all the refugees,” the Pope prayed for peace in the Middle East and in North Africa, urging the intervention of the international community to work to find peaceful solutions to the crisis in Libya — Vatican Radio.