The Pope, Pope Francis Sunday expressed his deep concern at the continuing violence in Nigeria, and appealed for social harmony in the promotion of justice and the common good.
Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus appealed for an end to violent clashes in Nigeria.
From his studio above St Peter’s Square, the Pope said he was “following with particular concern the news that is coming out of Nigeria.”
He mentioned, “the violent clashes between security forces and a number of young people protesting.”
“Let us pray to the Lord so that any form of violence might be avoided, in the constant search for social harmony in the promotion of justice and the common good.”
In the latest developments, Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters”.