domingo, 17 de julho de 2011

World must mobilize in aid of famine victims in Horn of Africa, urges Pope

For the second time in as many weeks, Pope Benedict XVI launched an urgent appeal Sunday for the international community to immediately mobilize itself in aid of the tens of thousands of men, women and in particular the children, hit by famine in the Horn of Africa.

Speaking from the courtyard of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo following the midday Angelus prayer the Holy Father said : “I am following with deep concern the news from the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia, stricken by a severe drought and then, in some areas, even by heavy rains that are causing a humanitarian catastrophe. Countless people are fleeing from the famine in search of food and aid. I hope international mobilization grows to send timely relief to our brothers and sisters already sorely tried, among which  ...»