Vatican City, Sep 19, 2016 / 09:35 am
After spending three days in Rome to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis' diplomatic representatives throughout the world have called on government leaders to make greater efforts in ending conflict and promoting peace.
According to a Sept. 19 communique from the Vatican, the papal ambassadors – called apostolic nuncios – issued "a pressing appeal" to the international community and to those with governing responsibilities to "strive ever more effectively to stop violence."
The nuncios urged leaders to "peacefully resolve the conflicts in various parts of the world," and expressed their solidarity with all innocent victims of the world's many violent conflicts.
They also offered their support to those who face religious persecution, praying to "the Father of every mercy" for those suffering and for their intentions.