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Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

By on Thursday, 15 August 2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pope Francis has called for “peace, dialogue and reconciliation” in Egypt following the bloody crackdown by security forces on protesters loyal to deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Speaking at the end of his Angelus address in the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, where the Pope had just celebrated an open-air mass to mark the Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven, he said: “Unfortunately, sad news has come from Egypt. I wish to ensure my prayers for all the victims and their families, the injured and all those who are suffering.

“Let us pray together for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in that dear nation and throughout the world. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Let’s all say it, Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.”

  • http://jabbapapa.wordpress.com/ Julian Lord

    The Morsi Supporters have already commenced a campaign of violence against Christians in this climate of civil war :

    http://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/urgent-prayers-needed-for-egypt/

  • hkrieger

    Th Pope c(o)opts the situation in Egypt.

  • http://jabbapapa.wordpress.com/ Julian Lord
  • Sameh Elgendy

    dont even correlate that with ISLAM why the rest of us muslims there against them ? well simply they want to distort islam dont overgeneralize

  • http://jabbapapa.wordpress.com/ Julian Lord

    Sadly they’re succeeding … and no, I couldn’t imagine any of my muslim neighbours behaving like this.

  • Crippled Pastry Chef

    If he’s so concerned then why doesn’t he consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart in union with all the Catholic bishops of the world? Then there’ll be peace everywhere.

  • http://jabbapapa.wordpress.com/ Julian Lord

    hallo “phil”

  • Pastry Chef

    No I am not him. My comment was serious, not satirical. The Pope must consecrate Russia. Perhaps I should have chosen a more suitable user name. I am not trolling! I really mean this, the Pope must consecrate Russia!

  • CELTICFIRE

    I pray my country will be renewed.

    Ireland Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart Mary!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN0HiEzoo6A