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Pope: Syria Strike Futile, Yet Condemns Weapons And Calls For Fasting

Pope: Syria Strike Futile, Yet Condemns Weapons And Calls For Fasting

Pope Francis says the Syria strike is futile and instead is calling for fasting.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Pope proposes fasting for Syria and thinks the world should join him.

The Pope’s Syria chemical weapons position asks everyone to stop fighting. He adamantly “condemn[s] the use of chemical weapons” but the world conflicts have created in him “great suffering and worry.” The Pope’s “heart is deeply wounded” by the Syria conflict and is concerned about the looming military developments.

For Syria the Pope is strongly appealing for peace and opposes a military strikes. The Pope says, “How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake in that martyred country, especially among civilians and the unarmed!” The Pope believes the use of violence has never left peace in its wake. Pope Francis says, “War begets war, violence begets violence.” So on September 7 the Pope’s Syria fasting invites “all men of good will” to pray for the wisdom of world leaders.

For the Pope, a Syria strike is futile and he’s written letters to Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama to stand down from war:

“To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community.”

Do you agree with Pope Francis that a Syria strike is futile?

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