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Pope Francis Renews Call for Ending World Conflicts

Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 11:56 PM

Pope Francis renewed his call for ending conflicts worldwide during his weekly audience on Wednesday.

The Vatican Pope, according to the Italian news agency ANSA, stated, "Let us pray for peace," expressing his hope for "establishing peace in the tormented Ukraine, which suffers greatly under bombardment, as well as in Israel and Palestine."

He added, "Let us pray for peace in the Holy Land."

Speaking at the end of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis made a new appeal for an end to the war in Gaza.

“I continue to follow the conflict in Israel and Palestine with much worry and pain,” he said. “I renew my call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire: there is so much suffering there.”

“I encourage all parties involved to resume negotiations,” the Pope added, “and call on everyone to make an urgent commitment to get humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.”

He stressed that the population of Gaza are “on their last legs, and really need it.”

Pope Francis also renewed his appeal for the immediate release of all Israeli hostages, saying “Let all hostages, who had seen hope in the truce a few days ago, be freed immediately, so that this great suffering for Israelis and Palestinians might come to an end.”