Pope Francis asks for prayers and safe humanitarian corridors for refugees of the Libyan conflict

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Pope Francis has asked for prayers for vulnerable refugees trapped detention centers in Libya, where conflict is raging.

Addressing the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Coeli prayer, the Pope said the  situation of the refugees, “which is already very serious, has become even more dangerous due to the ongoing conflict”.

He appealed for the evacuation, especially of the women, the children and the sick, as soon as possible, through the safety of humanitarian corridors.

I invite you to join my prayer for the refugees who are in detention centres in Libya, whose situation, already very serious.”

Pope Francis also called for an end to the bloodshed in Libya during his Urbi et Orbi address on Easter Day

Pope Francis also called for prayers for those who had died or suffered serious damage in the recent floods in South Africa.

“And we also pray for those who lost their lives or suffered serious damage from the recent floods in South Africa. May these brothers of ours not lack our solidarity and the concrete support of the international community,” The Pope added.

Before his blessing, the pontiff also called for prayers for those who had died or suffered serious damage in the recent floods in South Africa.

Via Vatican News / Agencies 

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