Bishop Poli asked his faithful and members of other faiths to pray for peace in the Middle East
Monsignor Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, said, “we must give peace to moral arms, which give strength and prestige to international law, as Paul VI noted”.
He said this while presiding over a prayer for peace in the Middle East at the Metropolitan Cathedral, and summoned the faithful and members of other faiths to pray.
He added, “It is a time when the Syrian brothers suffer the scourge of mutual confrontation and desolation, and an imminent escalation of violence in that nation.”
The specialist Jorge Rouillon to AICA said: “The importance of moral strength returns, ‘true weapons of peace’, for fraternal nations”.
The interfaith meeting to pray for peace in the Middle East took place before the imminent danger of escalating war in Syria, which since 2011 is experiencing a civil war with rebel factions facing the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.