Pope Speaks on SA looting
Pope Francis addressed the people of South Africa at the Angelus yesterday, after a week that saw widespread looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng amid a suspected insurrection.
“Unfortunately, this last week, news has arrived of episodes of violence that have aggravated the situation of so many of our brothers and sisters in South Africa, already affected by economic and health difficulties due to the pandemic,” Pope Francis said at the Sunday Angelus.
“United to the bishops of the country, I address a heartfelt appeal to all the leaders involved that they might work towards building peace and collaborate with the authorities to provide assistance to those in need,” the pope said.
“May the desire that has guided the South African people, the rebirth of harmony among all its children, not be forgotten.”
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