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Pope Francis once again called for an end to the war in Gaza: I am distressed

Pope Francis once again called for an end to the war in Gaza: I am distressed

The Catholic leader called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The message was issued in the midst of the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.

Once again, the Pope Francisco referred to the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza which takes place from October 7, 2023 and called for an immediate ceasefire and that “the flames of resentment are not fanned.” In addition, he requested humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people and the release of the kidnapped Israeli hostages.

He supreme pontifical He gave this message for the month of Ramadan and expressed that war is always “a defeat, a directionless path that does not open perspectives but rather extinguish hope“.

Pope Francis’ message for the war in Gaza

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Pope Francis called for an end to the war between Israel and Hamas.

Pope Francis called for an end to the war between Israel and Hamas.

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The video with Jorge Bergoglio’s new statements was sent to the Al Arabiya news network, where it was broadcast so that it could reach all citizens. In it, the Pope expressed: “God is peace and wants peace. Whoever believes in him can only repudiate war, which does not resolve but rather increases conflicts.“.

Furthermore, he assured: “I am distressed by the conflict between Palestine and Israel”and then ask for a “Immediate ceasefire in Gaza, where a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding. May help reach the Palestinian population that suffers so much, may the hostages kidnapped in October be released!”

Pope Francis’ request at Easter for the war in Gaza

During the religious holiday, The Supreme Pontiff also called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and for the release of the Israeli hostages.

In his message Easter in the Vaticanthe Pope expressed: “I reiterate the call to guarantee the possibility of access of humanitarian aid to Loopurging again the rapid release of the hostages kidnapped on October 7 and a “immediate ceasefire in the Strip.”

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