Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

"Pray for political and military leaders to choose the other path, that of negotiation, the only one that can bring peace that is not that of death and destruction," the pope said. AFP PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Syrian state media, quoting an official source, has said reports of chemical weapons use were rebel "fabrications".
  • Russia, one of the Syrian regime's main allies, has also dismissed the allegations.

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed dozens of people.

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