Pope Francis made a passionate appeal for peace in Israel and Palestine, stressing that terrorism and war are not viable solutions. Amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants, the pope called for an end to attacks in Israel.
Addressing the situation during his Angelus prayer at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, he expressed deep concern about the hostilities and violence, emphasizing that war signifies defeat. He did not specifically mention the Gaza Strip or Hamas, the group responsible for a significant attack on Saturday.
Expressing solidarity with the victims’ families and conveying prayers for those enduring distressing times, Pope Francis urged an end to the violence. He emphasized that the path to resolution should not involve terrorism or war, as they only bring suffering and loss to innocent lives.