8 March 2020 | Angelus


Saint Peter's Square (Library of the Apostolic Palace)

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued:
[…] I greet the Associations and groups engaged in solidarity with the Syrian
people, and especially with the inhabitants of the city of Idlib and of the
north-west of Syria — I can see you here — compelled to flee from the recent
escalation in the war. Dear brothers and sisters, I express my great
apprehension, my sorrow at the inhuman situation of these helpless people,
including many children whose lives are at risk. One cannot turn away from this
humanitarian crisis, but instead must give it priority over every other interest.
Let us pray for these people, these brothers and sisters of ours, who suffer
greatly in the north-west of Syria, in the city of Idlib. […]