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On-going suffering

Speaking after the midday Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI expressed his satisfaction for an act in which he said the

“international community has shown wisdom, foresight and ability to pursue a significant achievement in the field of disarmament and international humanitarian law”

He also drew attention to the many victims who have suffered and continue to suffer physical and moral damage  -including death – from the what the Holy Father called the insidious ordnance, whose presence on the ground often hinders the resumption of the daily normal activities of whole communities.