Pope Francis Urges for Peace, Tolerance at Easter Address

World | April 5, 2015, Sunday // 15:55
Bulgaria: Pope Francis Urges for Peace, Tolerance at Easter Address Photo: EPA/BGNES

During his traditional Easter Sunday message to people all over the world, Pope Francis called for peace and tolerance.

He pleaded for peace especially in the Holy Land, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as quoted by the BBC.

In a prayer on behalf of people, who flooded the St Paul's Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis addressed issues of conflict resolution and injustice.

''We ask for peace, above all, for Syria and Iraq, that the roar of arms may cease and that peaceful relations may be restored among the various groups which make up those beloved countries,'' His Holiness stated. ''May the international community not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries and the drama of the numerous refugees.''

He also referred to the expected positive effects after the Iran nuclear power deal was reached in Lausanne.

Earlier during the week, the Pope also condemned the '' complicit silence'' during the killing of Christians.

The reference was made regarding the terrorist act by Islamist militants in the Kenyan university.

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