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The Pope has called for peace in the Middle East - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


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VATICAN, 9 Nov – RIA Novosti. The Pope Francis has called for peace in the Middle East, first of all, in Iraq and Syria, having emphasized huge sufferings to which Christians of various faiths.© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich are exposed in this region to Pass into an image bank the Pope has discussed migration with Macron and the conflicts in миреПонтифик has performed with such appeal on Friday during the meeting in Vatican with the Catholicos-patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East Mar Givargis of III. "We share the great sufferings resulting from a tragic situation in which there live our many brothers and sisters in the Middle East, the victims of violence often forced to leave lands where they lived always" — the pontiff has said. "They follow the Way of the Cross in the footsteps of Christ and, even belonging to various communities, establish among themselves the brotherly relations, becoming for us witnesses of unity. For the termination of such pain later we will pray together, asking from the Lord of a gift of the world for the Middle East, first of all, for Iraq and Syria" — the Pope has emphasized. After the meeting Francis and Mar Givargis of III have together prayed in a chapel of Redemptoris Mater of the Apostolic palace, and then have signed a joint statement.

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