A Vatican cardinal is begging the US and Iran to step back from escalating tensions in the Gulf, calling instead for political friendship.
In a tweet on Friday, Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson wrote: “On our knees, let’s pray USA & IRAN do not unsheathe the weapons of war!” He followed it by tweeting: “Let nations cultivate political friendship and not mutual demonization. The former builds peace, the latter kills it.”
Tensions have been heightened after Iran shot down a US military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz.
Turkson heads the Holy See’s development and migrant department, and long headed the Vatican office of justice and peace.