Pope appeals for peace in war-ravaged Syria; prays for Yemen, Ukraine

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Displaced Syrians join a convoy in Aleppo province

Pope appeals for peace in war-ravaged Syria; prays for Yemen, Ukraine

By Robin Gomes and Devin Watkins/ vaticannews.va

As the United Nations warns that Syrian communities are facing an unprecedented hunger crisis, Pope Francis urges nations to fund programs to help support people suffering in the Middle East.

Pope Francis appealed for donor nations to pledge their support for the Middle East at the 4th Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region”.

“Let us pray for this important meeting, so that it might improve the dramatic situation of the Syrian people and those nearby, especially in Lebanon, in this serious social-political and economic crisis, which the pandemic has made even more difficult,” he said at the Angelus address on Sunday.

The Pope mentioned the countless children who suffer hunger, and urged leaders to seek peace.

The Brussels donor-pledging conference takes place online on Tuesday, 30 June. The funding summit is being hosted by the European Union and co-chaired by the United Nations. Heads of several UN agencies are also participating.

COVID-19 IN SYRIA
Even though most of Syria’s relatively low number of confirmed Covid-19 cases have been identified in rural Damascus, there are serious concerns that Syrians – 9 in 10 of whom live on $2 or less a day – are dangerously exposed to the disease should it reach them.

POPE PRAYS FOR THOSE SUFFERING IN YEMEN, UKRAINE
Pope Francis expressed his closeness and prayers for the people of war-torn Yemen and for those affected by flooding in western Ukraine.

Following the Angelus prayer on Sunday, June 28, Pope Francis invited everyone to pray for the people of Yemen and Ukraine.

“I invite you to pray for the people of Yemen, especially for children, who are suffering due to the serious humanitarian crisis,” he said.

Pope Francis also appealed for prayers for people in western Ukraine, which has seen torrential rains and flooding.

“May they experience the Lord’s comfort and the care of their brothers and sisters,” he prayed.

At least three people have died in the flooding, and hundreds have been forced from their homes. Several villages have been cut off from surrounding areas.

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 15:06
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