UN High Commissioner for Refugees
â€śItâ€™s a human tragedy of major proportion. This is like Syria or Yemen. These are the big humanitarian crises of the world, and it is urgent to make peace.â€ť
â€śThe situation is one of a country that is nearly adrift. What’s most concerning is that the government seems to view the Church as leading the opposition.â€ť
ROME REPORTS NEWS: Â«From Rome, the pope has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in both countries. It will take place Friday, February 23, when the Holy Father returns from his spiritual exercises. It’s the second time in four months that the pope has asked for special prayer for the nations. In November, he organized a prayer ceremony for themÂ».