Vatican Secretary of State urges ‘quick response’ to crisis in Libya

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Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a meeting with Italian officials on Tuesday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told reporters that swift action is needed in Libya, where continual conflict since a 2011 revolution has resulted in rival governments and a foothold for Islamists.

Amid the chaos in the north African nation, Islamic State affiliates beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend.

Cardinal Parolin said Feb. 17 the incident was “terrifying,” but the men’s fidelity to Christ “provides a wonderful testimony of Christian martyrdom … May God give us the grace to die in the same way.”

“We are usually today led to underline the aspect of cruelty – and it is an unspeakable cruelty – and it is unbelievable that there can be incidents like this during our time,” he said. “But, we look to the other part, the part of the testimony these…

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