AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - The Holy Father's concern for the violence in El Salvador

Monday, 10 August 2015

San Salvador (Agenzia Fides) - "I am following with deep concern the news of increasing hardships in El Salvador, due to famine, the economic crisis, the acute social conflicts and growing violence.
I encourage the dear Salvadorian people to persevere united in hope, and I urge all to pray so that in the land of Blessed Oscar Romero justice and peace will flourish again", are the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus in St Peter's Square yesterday, Sunday 9 August.
Since the beginning of 2015, 40 policemen, 13 military and many young people belonging to groups that fight each other have been killed. On August 5, three gang members and a policeman died in a clash in the neighborhood of the Holy Trinity, 5 kilometers north of the capital. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 10/08/2015)