Pope ‘very worried’ over Mideast ‘spiral of violence’ – Punch Newspapers

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Pope Francis said Wednesday he was “very worried” over the “spiral of violence” in the Middle East after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, sparking protests on the Gaza border, which was put down by Israeli forces, who killed 60 Palestinians.

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“I am very worried about the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East, and about the spiral of violence which moves us ever further away from the path of peace, dialogue, and negotiation,” the Argentine pontiff said during his weekly audience at the Vatican.

(AFP)

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