Pope Francis on Sunday (19 July) expressed his concern about the situation in the Caucasus region, and recent fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and called on the International Community to engage in mediation with the goodwill oif both sides
The Pope said he is distressed by news from the Caucasus, and that he was praying for the families of those who have lost their lives in the fighting.
The Holy Father added:
"I hope that with the dedication of the international community, and the good will of the two sides, it will be possible to find a peaceful and lasting solution that has at its heart the welfare of these beloved nations".
You may watch the video of the Pope's angelus prayer on this video on the website of Vatican Radio, here
source: commonspace.eu with Vatican Radio
photo: Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican on 19 July 2020 m(screen grab from Vatican news channel)
The incident appears to have erupted after a 27-year-old resident of Kulakam village was reported to have been murdered.