Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - After the Marian prayer of the Angelus, the Holy Father reminded the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, that today is the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, with these words: "Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, important international legal instruments that impose limits on the use of force and are aimed at protecting civilians and prisoners in time of war. May this anniversary make States increasingly aware of the indispensable need to protect the life and dignity of victims of armed conflicts.
All are required to observe the limits imposed by international humanitarian law, protecting unarmed populations and civil structures, especially hospitals, schools, places of worship, refugee camps. And let us not forget that war and terrorism are always a serious loss for all humanity. They are the great human defeat!". (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 12/8/2019)