The Pope wrote to Putin to ask the G20 a solution in Syria
Pope Francis, on Thursday, wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in order that G20 members, meeting in St. Petersburg leaving the ‘vain desire’ for a military solution and seek peaceful means the crisis in Syria, the Vatican said.
“To those leaders present at every one of them, I call from the bottom of my heart to help find ways to overcome conflict positions and to abandon the vain desire for a military solution”, the Pope said.
United States and France are exploring the possibility of military action by the ‘alleged attack with chemical weapons’ of August 21 against the civilian population by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
“We need a renewed commitment to search, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation between the parties, supported unanimously by the international community,” the Pope added.