Pope Francis on November 13, 2019, made an appeal for peace in Burkina Faso, where terrorist attacks have claimed the lives of upwards of 100 people in recent days.
The Holy Father’s appeal came after he delivered his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
“A special thought goes to dear Burkina Faso, tried for some time by recurring violence and where recently an attack cost the lives of almost one hundred people,” the Pope said. “I entrust to the Lord all the victims, the wounded, the numerous displaced and all those suffering because of these tragedies.
“I make an appeal so that the protection of the most vulnerable isn’t lacking; and I encourage the civil and religious authorities and all those animated by goodwill to multiply their efforts in the spirit of the Abu Dhabi Document on Human Fraternity, to promote inter-religious dialogue and concord.”