Pope calls for an end to violence in Libya

“I renew a pressing call that the path of negotiation and dialogue prevail over that of violence”

Pope Benedict XVI has made a fresh call for an end to violence in Libya. The Pope said that he continues “to follow with great apprehension the dramatic armed conflict in Libya, which has caused a great number of victims and suffering above all among the civil population.”

Supporting dialogue as an effective way of solving the crisis in the country, the Pope said: “I renew a pressing call that the path of negotiation and dialogue prevail over that of violence, with the help of the international organisations that are seeking a solution to the crisis.”