VATICAN - The Pope during the Angelus recalls the suffering of the people in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Monday, 1 October 2012

Castel Gandolfo (Agenzia Fides) - After the Angelus prayer at the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, September 30, the Holy Father Benedict XVI recalled the tragic violence of the population in the eastern part of the Republic democratic Republic of Congo. These are the Pope’s words: "I follow with affection and concern the affairs of the people in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, object, in these days of attention from a high-level meeting at the United Nations. I am particularly close to the refugees, to the women and children, who because of persistent armed clashes, undergo suffering, violence and profound hardship. I pray to God: that there be found peaceful means of dialogue and for the protection of innocents; that peace based on justice return as swiftly as possible; for the restoration of fraternal coexistence within that sorely tried population, and throughout the entire region." (SL) (Agenzia Fides 01/10/2012)