14 June 2020 | Angelus


Saint Peter's Square

After praying the Angelus the Holy Father turned his thoughts and
prayers to the dramatic situation in Libya:
Dear brothers and sisters,
I am following the dramatic situation in Libya with great apprehension and
sorrow. It has been present in my prayer in recent days. Please, I urge
international organizations and those who have political and military
responsibilities to recommence with conviction and determination the search for
a path towards an end to the violence, leading to peace, stability and the unity
of the country. I also pray for the thousands of migrants, refugees, asylum
seekers and internally displaced persons in Libya. The health situation has
aggravated their already precarious conditions, making them more vulnerable to
forms of exploitation and violence. There is cruelty. I call on the international
community to please take their plight to heart, identifying pathways and
providing means to assure them the protection they need, a dignified condition
and a hopeful future. Brothers and sisters, we all have responsibility for this; no
one should feel exempt. Let us all pray for Libya in silence.