Pope on Syria: 'Nothing can justify' the use of chemical weapons





Vatican City (dpa) - The use of chemical weapons against civilians is never acceptable, Pope Francis says, reading a special appeal on Syria.



 
"There are terrible reports out of Syria of bombings with tens of victims [...], reports of many people hit by the effects of chemical substances contained in bombs," Francis said.
"There is no good or bad war, and nothing, nothing can justify the use of such instruments of extermination against unarmed people and populations," he added during a service in St Peter's Square.
The pope urged political and military leaders to "choose the other way: the way of negotiations, the only one that can bring a peace that is not the peace of death and destruction."

Sunday, April 8th 2018
(dpa)
           


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