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Pope Francis calls for peace in Jerusalem after attack against synagogue

2014-11-19

The Pope is concerned about the tensions in Jerusalem. His appeal comes after two young Palestinians attacked a synagogue, killing 5 people. During his General Audience, the Pope called for peace

POPE FRANCIS
"I am following with concern the alarming increase in tension in Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land, with unacceptable episodes of violence that do not spare even the places of worship.”

The Pope said he would pray for all the victims affected by the tragic attack and asked for courageous decisions to be made towards a peaceful coexistence.  

POPE FRANCIS
"From the bottom of my heart, I make an appeal to the parties involved to put an end to the spiral of hatred and violence and to make courageous decisions for reconciliation and peace. Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a torment!”

It is not the first time that the Pope has called for peace in Jerusalem in these weeks. During his Angelus address on November 1st, he called for an end to tensions between Jews and Palestinians so that the "Holy City can be a sign and foretaste of the peace that God desires for the human family”


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