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Pope invites prayers for Peace in CAR and South Sudan



Vatican City, 15 February 2014: In a post on the social media on Saturday, Pope Francis invited all to pray for peace in Africa specially mentioning Central African Republic and South Sudan. The Pontiff wrote on his Twitter account @pontifex: “Let us pray for peace in Africa, especially in the Central African Republic and in South Sudan.”

Pope Francis has often appealed to establishing peace through dialogue. In recent months he has focused more on the peace initiatives in the Middle east and in Africa where conflicts are on the rise making millions of refugees and Internally displaced People. According to Pax Christi International, the deteriorating security situation in CAR alone has forced over one million people to flee their homes and it is estimated that about 60 percent of the population desperately need humanitarian assistance.

The Pope has now close to 11 million followers on his Twitter account @Pontifex. And the re-tweeting of Pope’s message is reported to be reaching at least 60 million people. The Pope’s English-language handle alone has over 3 million followers. The papal tweets are published in nine languages on the micro-blogging website.Source: VR Sedoc

Joseph Paimpallikunnal


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