Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pope voices sorrow, fear after Israeli raid on 'Freedom Flotilla'

Pope Benedict XVI expressed deep regret and "great trepidation" over the Israeli raid on the "Freedom Flotilla," during his weekly public audience on June 2.

"I feel the need to express my deepest condolences to the victims of these sorrowful events that are troubling all those who are concerned with peace in the area," the Pontiff said. "I again repeat, with heavy heart, that violence does not resolve conflict but only increases its tragic consequences and generates more violence."

The Pope urged all international leaders to redouble their efforts at finding a peaceful solution to the problems of the Middle East. He said: "The Lord sustains the efforts of those who never tire of working for reconciliation and peace."

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