VATICAN - Pope recalls violence in Cameroon: "May the guns fall silent and the safety of all be guaranteed"

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 pope francis   violence  

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - At the end of today's general audience, Pope Francis recalled the recent violence in Cameroon (see Fides, 26/10/2020). "I participate in the suffering of the families of the young students barbarically killed last Saturday in Kumba, in Cameroon. I feel great bewilderment at such a cruel and senseless act, which tore the young innocents from life while they were attending lessons at school. May God enlighten hearts, so that similar gestures may never be repeated again and so that the tormented regions of the northwest and southwest of the country may finally find peace. I hope that the weapons will remain silent and that the safety of all and the right of every young person to education and the future can be guaranteed. I express my affection to families, to the city of Kumba and to the whole of Cameroon and I invoke the comfort that only God can give". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 28/10/2020)