Pope Francis' Message to All Political Leaders

  • Pope Francis on Sunday sent a message to all political leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.

    Through his social media, the Catholic leader appealed to all politicians to push for peace in their respective countries.

    "While I continue to pray unceasingly for peace, and invite all people of good will to do the same, I renew my appeal to all those with political responsibilities to ensure that justice and peace prevail," he conveyed.

    The Pope does not shy when it comes to commenting on political issues in different countries around the world.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta and Pope Francis"][/caption]

    After the nullification of the presidential election in 2017, he called on all Kenyans to engage in constructive dialogue ahead of the repeat presidential election.

    Speaking while addressing tourists and pilgrims who had gathered for the Angelus prayer, the Pope noted that he was closely watching the situation in Kenya adding that all faithfuls should remember the country in prayer.

    “I ask you to join my prayer for peace in the world. I am paying close attention in these days to Kenya, which I visited in 2015, and for which I pray, that the whole country might be able to face the current difficulties in a climate of constructive dialogue, having at heart the search for the common good," Pope Francis stated.

    His message came at a time when President Uhuru and Raila had refused to dialogue ahead of the repeat election.

    Earlier in April, he intervened when a UK Court ruled that a 23 months infant named Alfie Evans who born with a degenerative brain condition and has been in a semi-vegetative state since December 2016 to have his life support machine switched off.

    The Pope made a passionate plea in support of the parents to keep the child alive.

    "It is my sincere hope that everything necessary may be done in order to continue compassionately accompanying little Alfie Evans, and that the deep suffering of his parents may be heard. I am praying for Alfie, for his family and for all who are involved," he tweeted in support.

    [caption caption="Alfie Evans' parents Tom Evans and Kate James"][/caption]