Vatican City, Sep 9, 2013 / 12:42 pm
After a global day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and throughout the world, Pope Francis is continuing his calls for peace, hope and negotiations through messages on social media.
"Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace!" he exclaimed on Twitter Sept. 9.
"I ask each party to follow decisively and courageously the path of encounter and negotiation," he said, referring to potential strikes on Syria by Western nations.
Both of these tweets were followed by the hashtag "#prayforpeace," which the Holy Father has repeatedly used throughout the month.