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Pope’s Wish for Libya: End of Violence, Negotiated Solution Leading to Peace & Stability

Pope Makes Appeal Remembering Berlin Conference Working Toward Peace in Libya

The end of violence, and a negotiated solution that leads to peace and much-desired stability…
Responding to the turmoil in Libya, Pope Francis said this is great wish for the North African country during his Angelus address today, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
He expressed this recalling that peace talks for Libya are being held in the German capital of Berlin, as Russia and Turkey have appealed to the North African nation’s warring factions to enter a ceasefire.

“Today,” Pope Francis observed, “a conference is held in Berlin to discuss the crisis in Libya.”

“I strongly wish that this summit, so important, is the start of a path towards the ending of violence and a negotiated solution that leads to peace and the much desired stability of the country.”

As usual, Pope Francis concluded his address and greetings reminding those present to pray for him and wishing them all a good Sunday and lunch.

Full Angelus Address: to be made available shortly

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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