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Pope: Violence between Israel, Palestinians 'unacceptable'

Added 05-16-21 10:57:01am EST - “Pope Francis said on Sunday that the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians is "unacceptable," The Associated Press?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Pope: Violence between Israel, Palestinians 'unacceptable'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pope FrancisPope FrancisPriests across Germany bless gay couples in break from Pope The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Upbeat jobs data, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer rosier US picture Pope Francis denounces 'aggressive' nationalism MORE said on Sunday that the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians is "unacceptable," The Associated Press reported.

“Do we truly think that we can build peace by destroying the other?” the pope asked in his weekly address to the public at St. Peter’s Square. 

“In the name of God, who created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity and are called to live as brothers, I appeal for calm and an end to the violence,” Francis added, according to the AP. 

Francis also said in a tweet that he’s praying for peace in the region, adding that both sides should find the path of “dialogue and forgiveness.”

Let us pray constantly that the Israelis and Palestinians may find the path of dialogue and forgiveness. Let us pray for the victims, in particular for the children; let us pray for peace.

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