Pope Francis calls for peace in SL


Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, called for peace in Sri Lanka.

Pope Francis yesterday (11) at his General Audience appealed to Sri Lankan authorities to heed the aspirations of the people. “The country is wreaked by violence,” he said.

The Pope sent his greeting especially to the youth of the country who in recent times had made their cry heard in the face of the country’s social and economic challenges and problems.

He joined religious authorities in urging all parties to maintain a peaceful attitude, without giving into violence. Pope Francis also called on Sri Lanka’s ruling political leaders to heed the voices of protesting masses.

He urged all concerned parties to maintain an attitude of peace, without giving into violence. He appealed to all those with responsibilities to listen to the aspirations of the people, and respect human rights and the freedom of civilians.