Pope Tweets Against Syria Strike, Writes Putin, Plans Saturday VigilSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 20:05
Pope Tweets Against Syria Strike, Writes Putin, Plans Saturday Vigil
By Elizabeth Dias @elizabethjdiasSept. 05, 2013
Pope Francis has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the G-20 summit that President Obama is attending, urging world leaders to oppose a military intervention in Syria.
“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,” the Pope urged. “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.”