Vatican City, Mar 19, 2008 / 09:07 am
Speaking in Italian at the end of this Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI made an appeal to end violence in Tibet.
“I follow with great trepidation the news that in these days is coming from the Tibet. My fatherly heart feels sadness and pain before the suffering of so many people,” the Pontiff said.
“The mystery of Jesus’ passion and death, which we commemorate in this Holy Week, helps us to be particularly sensitive to their situation,” he added.
The Pope remarked that “problems are not resolved with violence, but worsened.”