Syria chemical attack: Pope Francis appeals to 'conscience' of culprits as Russia vows to support Assad

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lizzie Dearden, Independent.

Pope Francis has called on countries supporting atrocities in Syria to examine their consciences as Russia vows to continue its backing for Bashar al-Assad.

The Pope said he was horrified by the suspected chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town on Khan Sheikhoun, calling it an “unacceptable massacre” of innocent civilians.

“We look on horrified by the recent events in Syria,” he told tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square during his weekly audience.

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