Vatican City, Oct 20, 2011 / 15:20 pm
After Moammar Ghadafi's death, Libya must chart a new course based on human dignity and the rule of law, the Vatican said in a statement released Oct. 20.
“The news of the death of Colonel Moammar Ghadafi thus closes an overly long and tragic phase of the bloody fight for the overthrow of a hard and oppressive regime,” the Holy See's Press Office said in its reaction on Thursday.
The former Libyan leader's violent death, it said, shows “the immense human suffering that accompanies the affirmation and the collapse of every system that is not based on the respect and dignity of the person, but on the prevailing assertion of power.”
The Vatican said it now hopes the new governors will work to prevent violence motivated by revenge and “take on the necessary work of sowing peace and reconstruction as soon as possible, with a spirit of inclusion, on the foundation of justice and law.”