Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Pope calls for renewed political will to end Syria conflict

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Pope Francis, in his first "state of the world" address to diplomats, on Monday called for a renewed political will to end the conflict in Syria and protect unarmed civilians there. In his address to diplomats from 180 countries accredited to the Vatican, Pope Francis also spoke about his concern over violence in Lebanon, Africa, Egypt and Iraq and lamented a "general indifference" about the plight of refugees. Francis made his appeal for an end to the civil war in Syria on the day the Vatican's Academy of Sciences was holding an international symposium at the pope's request to discuss the Syrian crisis. "What is presently needed is a renewed political will to end the conflict," the pope said of the civil war in Syria, which has killed more than 100,000 people. "At the same time, full respect for humanitarian law remains essential. It is unacceptable that unarmed civilians, especially children, become targets," he s

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter