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‘Break cycle of hatred and violence’
July 18th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
POPE Francis appeals for peace in the Holy Land as conflict in the region rumbles on
Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal for peace in the Holy Land after violence flared in the troubled region again this week. “I extend a heartfelt appeal to all of you to continue to pray earnestly for peace in the Holy Land, in light of the tragic events of recent days,” the Holy Father said after more than 200 casualties were reported in the past week. Recalling the June 8 invocation for peace with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, the Pope (above inset) recounted how they ‘invoked the gift of peace and heard the call to break the cycle of hatred and violence.’ “Some might think that such a meeting took place in vain, but no, because prayer helps us not to allow ourselves to be overcome by evil, nor resign ourselves to violence and hatred taking over dialogue and reconciliation,” the Pope said. “I urge the parties concerned and all... continue reading.