The Pope Francis recalled in a number of countries experiencing #Conflict at that time in his Easter message on Sunday (27), and made an appeal for peace. The crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican to receive the blessing of the Pope this morning.He condemned the "refusal" of those who "could offer a reception and assistance" to migrants in Western countries, and expressed his confidence in the peace efforts in Syria in his Easter message "Urbi et Orbi" ( "To the city and the world "), according to AFP (Agence France-Presse). "The growing queue of migrants and refugees fleeing war, famine, poverty and injustice should not be forgotten. These brothers and sisters are often on the road to death or refusal of those who could offer them a welcome and help "insisted a new urgent appeal to the leaders of developed countries, particularly in Europe, not to close their borders.
The Pope mentioned the negotiations for the promotion of peace in Syria, "a country ravaged by a long conflict with its sad procession of destruction, of death, of contempt for humanitarian law and disintegration of civil #Society." "With good will and cooperation can collect the fruits of peace and start to build a fraternal society that respects the dignity and rights of every citizen," he said."We trust in the power of the Lord to resurrect the ongoing discussions (...) so we can reap the fruits of peace," he added.
"May the message of life proclaimed by the angel near the stone found away from the tomb [of Jesus] toppling the hardness of our hearts and promote a fruitful exchange between peoples and cultures in other regions of the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East, particularly in Iraq , Yemen and Libya, "he said.
The Pope Francis also recalled the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Ukrainian in addition to the recent attacks in Turkey, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast.
"Behold, I make all things new. To the thirsty I will give water from the fountain of life," he said quoting a biblical passage. "What this reassuring message of Jesus help each of us to start again with more courage and hope to build paths of reconciliation with God and with our brothers," he said in closing his speech. #Religion