Pope Francis has urged to resume the search for the path to peace in Libya

Pope Francis expressed concern over the situation in Libya and called for a resumption of the search for ways to achieve peace, stability and the unity of this country.

He called on international organizations and those who bear political and military responsibility for the situation in Libya, determined to resume the search for "ways to end violence, which will lead to peace, stability and unity of the country."

In this regard, Pope Francis said he prays for thousands of migrants, refugees and people who have lost their homes in Libya and seeking refuge. He noted that the current health situation had exacerbated the plight of these people who are subjected to exploitation and violence.

In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot, more than a year trying to recapture the capital. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.