After reciting the Three Bell Sutras on the Sunday of June 13, Pope Francis invited the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to recite Our Lady of the Virgin Sutra especially for the violent Ethiopian Tigray region. The Pope called for not tolerating hunger.
(Vatican News Network)Sound the alarm for food in the Tigray area and challenge everyone’s conscience. Pope Francis, after leading the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to recite the Three Bells on Sunday, June 13th, mentioned the people of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which has been living for several months In a conflict situation, we are currently suffering from a severe famine.
The Pope appealed to the believers: “Let us pray together to bring the violence to an end as soon as possible, to ensure that everyone receives food and medical and health assistance, and to restore social order as soon as possible. I thank all those who have worked hard to alleviate the suffering of the people. These intentions pray to the Virgin.”
In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, serious armed conflicts between local and government forces have occurred since last fall. After months of tug-of-war, basic social service facilities, hospitals and schools in the region were violently destroyed. It is ordinary people who pay the price, especially minors.