Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

News

news

Pope Francis lit candle for Syrian children 'tormented by war'

Syria

<p>Pope Francis on Sunday lit a candle for the children of Syria, adhering to the initiative of “Aid to the Church in Need”. </p> <p>The pope also offered prayers for the Syrian children who he said are ‘‘tormented by war’‘.</p> <p>“In this moment, my own hope of peace is for the children of the beloved Syria, tormented by a war that has lasted for eight years. For this reason, adhering to the initiative of ‘Aid to the Church in Need’, I will now light a candle, along with many Syrian children and many faithful in the world who today light their candles”, he said.</p> <p>Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Sqaure for his weekly blessing.</p> <p>The candle lit by the Pope was decorated with the photos of Syrian children. </p> <p>The Syrian war enters its 8th year this year.</p> <p><strong>Reuters</strong></p>

In this moment, my own hope of peace is for the children of the beloved Syria, tormented by a war that has lasted for eight years.

View more