LISBON, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) — Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Saturday called on the Portuguese not to forget those people in war-torn areas during the Christmas holiday season.
“Tomorrow and until the Kings Day, when Portuguese families get together, I ask them not to forget those who have no families and those who cannot be with their families. And not to forget peace in the world,” he said at the palace in Belem, Lisbon, adding “there are many Aleppos in the world that one talks about,” referring to Syria’s war-torn largest city.
After receiving the Catholic Organization Portugal Caritas, Rebelo de Sousa asked its president to light a candle for world peace.
“To have you here with that flame of peace is very important because that is the peace we want every day,” Rebelo de Sousa said.