Pope calls on Iraq to release hostages

by on April 18th, 2004


“I am particularly close in thought and prayer to the families of all those who fear for the fate of their loved ones, especially all those who have been taken hostage,” The Associated Press quoted the pope as saying.

“I invite the kidnappers to have feelings of humanity. … I entreat them to give back to the families the persons who are in their hands, while I pray to merciful God for the populations of the Holy Land and Iraq and for all those in that region who work for reconciliation and peace.”

Etalkinghead Staff