Pope’s appeal for fishermen stopped in Libya

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Pope's appeal for fishermen stopped in Libya


(ANSA) – VATICAN CITY, OCTOBER 18 – “I would like to address a word of encouragement and support to the fishermen who have been stopped for more than a month in Libya and to their families. By entrusting themselves to Maria Stella del mare, may they keep alive the hope of being able to embrace again soon their loved ones “. The Pope said this at the Angelus referring to the story of the Italian fishermen from Mazara del Vallo, stopped in Libya. “We pray in silence for the fishermen and for Libya,” he added.


Pope's appeal for fishermen stopped in Libya


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Pope’s appeal for fishermen stopped in Libya


Then he recalled the recent release of the missionary kidnapped in Africa: “I wish to thank God for the long-awaited release of Father Pier Luigi Maccalli” who “was kidnapped two years ago in Niger. We are also happy because three other hostages have been freed with him. “. “We pray for missionaries and catechists and also for those who are persecuted or kidnapped in various parts of the world”, added Pope Francis. (HANDLE).

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