Pope appeals for peace in Africa
Published 27/04/2008 | 12:19
Pope Benedict XVI has called on faithful not to forget the wars ravaging some
The Pontiff has also appealed to politician to end fighting in Somalia and Burundi and put a stop to the "endless tragedy" in Darfur.
During his traditional Sunday blessing, the pope expressed "suffering and preoccupation"over news of fresh violence in Africa.
Speaking to a crowd of faithful in St Peter's Square, Benedict deplored the fighting in Somalia, centred in the capital Mogadishu, bloody clashes between government forces and rebels in Burundi .
He appealed to local politicians and the international community to "spare no
effort" to restore peace.