Pope says no to Syrian bombing

Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the VaticanVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the G20 conference, today urged world leaders to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution” in Syria.

“Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community,” the pope said in the letter. (Reuters)

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