Vatican City, Jul 7, 2018 / 00:43 am
Joined by heads of Christian Churches in the Middle East, Pope Francis Saturday condemned the "complicit silence" and indifference of the world to the conflicts tearing the region apart, and urged Christians to pray for peace.
"Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference," the pope said July 7.
As Christians, "we want to give a voice to those who have none, to those who can only wipe away their tears," he said. "For the Middle East today is weeping, suffering and silent as others trample upon those lands in search of power or riches."
"On behalf of the little ones, the simple ones, the wounded, and all those at whose side God stands, let us beg, 'Let there be peace!'"