February 27, 2012

CNS PHOTO | MOHAMAD TOROKMAN, REUTERS

Pope urges Syrian dialogue

A sign in response to the violence in Syria is seen during a Feb. 11 Mass at a church in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

As a sectarian conflict in Syria intensified, Pope Benedict called on all Syrians to begin a process of dialogue and reminded the government of its duty to recognize its citizens' legitimate demands.