The words of Pope Francis seem to indicate he does not support an armed conflict to resolve the matter in Syria. This could indicate the type of sweeping changes the awakened masses have been looking for. I am hopeful in light of this announcement, but this is the same type of rhetoric we have heard in the past. What we need is some ACTION to support the cherry statements.
See Pope and Vatican have no Authority – Kevin Annett – The “Apostolic Letter” – 1 September 2013 for an different point of view regarding why the Pope and Vatican are claiming changes of heart.