Pope expresses deep sorrow over "spiral of violence" in Aleppo

Pope Francis expressed sadness over the "spiral of violence" in Syria, particularly the northern city of Aleppo, where he said the "desperate humanitarian situation" had worsened.

Last week, Syrian regime airstrikes targeted medical clinics and a hospital, leaving scores dead and wounded.

Speaking after Angelus prayers on Sunday in St Peter's Square, the pope said the violence in Aleppo continues to "claim innocent victims, even amongst children, sick people and those who, at the cost of great sacrifice, are bringing aid to those in need."

According to Syrian activists, more than 240 civilians have been killed in the past eight days in Aleppo.

Last update: Sun, 01/05/2016 - 15:48

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