Pope calls indifference to suffering ‘great sickness’ of our time

ff5410791e2aee6e132a36d2624999ed-690x450.jpegPope Francis, the figure in white at bottom right, and other religious leaders arrive for a ceremony in front of the Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. War refugees and leaders and representatives of several religions, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and others, joined Pope Francis Tuesday in a day of prayer for peace in Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, who preached tolerance and gentleness. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.)

Surrounded by Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, followers of traditional faiths and even atheists, as well as survivors of war and migrants, Pope Francis in Assisi on Tuesday declared that the “great sickness” of our time is “indifference” to the suffering caused by war and other tragedies.



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