Pope pleads for Syrian ceasefire

pope_francis_2_at_the_general_audience_in_st_peters_square_april_13_2016_credit_daniel_ibanez_cna_4_13_16On Wednesday, Pope Francis begged for an end to the terrible conflict in Syria, asking for an immediate ceasefire to allow the evacuation of civilians, especially children: “I want to emphasize and reiterate my closeness to all victims of the inhuman conflict in Syria. With a sense of urgency I renew my appeal, pleading, with all my strength,”