ask Christians to mobilize against war
6 Aug 2006
CITY: Pope Benedict XVI has called on Christians and others touched
by his words to mobilise against the widening warfare in the Middle
East, saying no good comes out of war, not even for the victors.
Alan Ames Ministry
Benedict pressed his campaign for a
rapid peaceful solution to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah
guerrillas in Lebanon during an interview with German media to be
broadcast in Germany on August 13.
The Vatican released the pope's answer to one of the questions,
about the situation in the Middle East.
"Naturally, the Holy See does not want any political power,"
Benedict replied, during the interview on Saturday morning in his
summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, a hill town outside Rome.
"But we want to appeal to Christians and to all those
who feel in some way touched by the words of the Holy See so that
all the forces which recognise that war is the worst solution for
everybody are mobilised," the pontiff said.
War "doesn't bring any good for anybody,
not even for the apparent victors," Benedict said. "We know that well
in Europe, following two World Wars."
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