“In deploring all of these” – Francis continued –“I wish to assure my prayers and my solidarity for those who are being held in captivity and for their families, and I appeal to the humanity of the kidnappers to free their victims”.
I have detailed our haphazard route to our destination, because our experience aptly reflects the atmosphere of the time. Everyone was new, young and ignorant, feeling this way along a trial and error basis, seemingly going no place but somehow getting there. Given the times and everyone’s youth and lack of experience amid the aftermath of the war. (Fr Norris diary.)