Notes to correspondents
Note in response to the Pope's statement on Syria
New York, 5 September 2013
In response to questions on Pope Francis’s statement on Syria, the Spokesperson had the following to say:
The Secretary-General welcomes the Pope's statement calling for peace based on dialogue and negotiation in Syria, and his call for a day of prayer and fast for Syria. Such gestures can make an important and helpful contribution.
Notes to correspondents on 5 September 2013