VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis on Sunday informed the leaders of Sri Lanka “to not ignore the cry of the poor and the wants of the folks,” and appealed for peace within the Asian nation.
Frustration with the financial disaster boiled over on Saturday in Sri Lanka, when an enormous crowd of protesters stormed the presidential palace and compelled the president to conform to resign.
Talking from St. Peter’s sq. for his Sunday Angelus message, the Pope expressed solidarity with the folks of Sri Lanka who he mentioned “proceed to undergo from political and financial instability”.
“Along with the bishops of the nation, I renew my enchantment for peace,” the Pope mentioned.
The Pope additionally renewed his assist to the folks of Ukraine.
“Could God present the best way to finish this insane warfare,” he mentioned.
In his message Francis additionally talked about Libya, urging “constructive dialogue and nationwide reconciliation” within the northern African nation and saying the worldwide neighborhood might help on this effort.
(Reporting by Angelo Amante;Modifying by Alison Williams and Raissa Kasolowsky)
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