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Pope Francis appeals for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in Egypt

2013-08-15 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday lamented the "painful news" coming from Egypt following the bloody crackdown there by security forces on protesters and appealed for "peace, dialogue and reconciliation."

The following is a translation into English of his remarks which came at the end of his Angelus address in the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo where he had just celebrated an open-air mass to mark the Solemnity of Mary's Assumption into Heaven.

"Unfortunately, painful news has come from Egypt. I wish to ensure my prayers for all the victims and their families, the injured and all those who are suffering. Let us pray together for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in that dear nation and throughout the world. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Let's all say it, Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us."

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