January 10, 2021 1:07 PM | With information from DPA
15 minutes. The Pope condemned the violence of the protests in the US during the assault on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump and urged “to promote national reconciliation.”
“I urge the authorities and the people of the United States to maintain a high sense of responsibility until tempers have calmed and democratic values are protected and national reconciliation is promoted,” the Pope said after praying the Angelus this Sunday. .
The pontiff took advantage of the Marian prayer to pray for the 5 who died during the incidents in the US Congress. “I pray for those who lost their lives,” said the holy father.
In addition, he pointed out that “violence is always self-destructive, nothing is gained and it is always lost.”
“I address an affectionate greeting to the population of the United States shaken by the recent siege of Congress,” the pope said.
The pontiff called to keep alive the “culture of care” and entrusted the country to the care of the Virgin Mary, as reflected Vatican News. “May the Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of the United States of America, help to keep alive the culture of encounter, the culture of care, as a way to build the common good together, and to do it with everyone, with everyone who lives in that land. ”.