Pope Francis: all respect the limits of international humanitarian law
The pontiff recalls the 70th anniversary, which occurs tomorrow, of the Geneva Conventions: protecting defenseless populations
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Share11 August 2019 "Everyone is required to observe the limits imposed by international humanitarian law, protecting unarmed populations and civil structures, especially hospitals, schools, places of worship, refugee camps".
Thus Pope Francis after the Angelus in St. Peter, recalling the 70th anniversary, which occurs tomorrow, of the Geneva Conventions, "important international juridical instruments - the pontiff stressed - which impose limits on the use of force and are aimed at protection of civilians and prisoners in time of war. May this recurrence make the States more and more aware of the indispensable need to protect the life and dignity of the victims of armed conflicts ".
The Holy Father reiterated that "war and terrorism are always a serious loss for all humanity, they are the great human defeat".