Pope Francis, 84, has delivered a noon address and prayer, standing at a lectern in the library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and called for peace in the world.

He said, “Life today is governed by war, by enmity, by many things that are destructive. We want peace. It is a gift,” adding that the response to the global coronavirus crisis showed the importance of burden-sharing.
According to the Pope, “The painful events that marked humanity’s journey last year, especially the pandemic, taught us how much it is necessary to take an interest in the problems of others and to share their concerns”.

Francis highlighted in particular his worries about Yemen, which has been blighted by six years of violence that has pitted a Saudi-led coalition against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.

“I express my sorrow and concern for the further escalation of violence in Yemen, which is causing numerous innocent victims,” Francis said. “Let us think of the children of Yemen, without education, without medicine, famished.”

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