Pope Francis on Sunday called on the world's Christians to pray and carry out fasting to ask God to bring about peace and coexistence in Afghanistan, Report informs, referring to foreign media.
"I am following the situation in Afghanistan with great concern," Pope Francis said on Sunday, adding, "I share in the suffering of those who mourn for the people who lost their lives in the suicide attacks last Thursday and of those who are seeking help and protection."
Almost two hundred people were killed in the suicide bombing at Kabul's airport last week, and thousands of people are still waiting desperately to flee to the country as the Taliban takes control of the war-torn nation.
The Holy Father commended the souls of those who were killed "to the mercy of Almighty God." At the same time, he thanked those working to help the "sorely tried population" of Afghanistan, especially women and children. "I ask everyone to continue to assist those in need," the Pope said, "and to pray that dialogue and solidarity may lead to the establishment of peaceful and fraternal coexistence and offer hope for the future of the country."