Vatican City, Dec 5, 2012 / 13:38 pm
The Pope has repeated his plea for international humanitarian aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo just two months after his last appeal for the country.
"I renew my call for dialogue and ask the international community to work to provide for the needs of the population," he told the thousands of people at the Dec. 5 general audience.
Pope Benedict XVI previously appealed for the country's peace during his Angelus on Sept. 30, when he said he was "particularly close" to suffering of the refugees, women and children who are in "deep distress because of the persistent armed clashes."
The eastern part of the African nation is being convulsed by a second wave of violence and spreading hunger, leading the Pope to describe the situation as "worrying news."