As a result of the new reports about a possible chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma, pope Francis the use of such weapons Sunday vehemently condemned.
The use of chemical weapons against civilians is never acceptable, so he declared Sunday in Rome.
“There are terrible messages from Syria about bombardment with dozens of victims (…) messages about many people who have been affected by chemicals in bombs’, said the pope. ‘Nothing, nothing can the use of such vernietigingsmiddelen against unarmed people and nations the righteous”, he asked still during a worship service at St. peter’s square.
The pope urged the police and military leaders to ” another way to choose: the way of the negotiations, the only way that peace can bring.’