Pope Francis: Please stop the weapons, they will never lead to peace

Pope Francis, in his Angelus prayer today on Sunday, November 12, 2023, appealed for immediate attention to the wounded in Gaza, ensuring the protection of civilians, delivering more humanitarian aid to the Strip, and releasing hostages. He expressed, “Every day our thoughts turn to the very dangerous situation in Israel and Palestine. I am close to all those who are suffering, Palestinians and Israelis. I embrace them in this dark moment. I pray for them a lot. I hope that the weapons stop: they will never lead to peace, and that they will not expand.” Regarding the situation in the Gaza Strip, Pope Francis called for the necessity of “providing care for the wounded immediately, protecting civilians, and allowing more humanitarian aid to reach the afflicted population.” His Holiness also called for “the release of the hostages, including the elderly and children.” In his new appeal regarding the situation in the Holy Land, Pope Francis concluded by saying: “Every human being, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, of any people or religion, every human being is sacred, precious in the eyes of God, and has the right to live in peace. Let us not lose hope.” “Let us pray and work tirelessly so that human feeling will triumph over the hardness of the heart.”

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