Pope Francis decries 'spiral of violence' in Middle East

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"I am very anxious and saddened by the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land and in the Middle East, and by the spiral of violence that is increasingly moving away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiations".

"I Express my great sorrow at the deaths and injuries of people, I bow in prayer and compassion for all the victims", said the Pontiff.

Bishop Juan Ignacio González said the bishops praise Pope Francis for admitting his mistakes, asking forgiveness and meeting with victims.

On Monday, almost 60 Palestinians were killed at the border between Gaza and Israel in the bloodiest day of conflict in years, just as the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem. "War begets war and violence begets violence".

Eight children under the age of 16, including an eight-month-old baby, were among Monday's dead.

He acknowledged the complexity and delicacy of the political and social issues involved, but said that "individual nations and the global community are called to contribute as best they can to the work of pacification and reconciliation through decisions and policies marked above all by compassion, foresight and courage". He then recited the Hail Mary, inviting all to join him in praying to Mary, Queen of Peace.

These items make visible the invisible spiritual effects of the sacrament, he said, noting how the white garment reminds us of St. Paul's words: "For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ". That is why, in the first centuries, Baptism was known as the sacrament of Illumination.

That same mission Jesus entrusted to His apostles with the support of the Holy Spirit continues today and requires the help of everyone, Pope Francis said. "But above all these things, clothe yourselves with charity, which unites them in a ideal way".

Just as the Easter candle gives light to all our individual candles, so the love of the Risen Lord inflames the hearts of all the baptised.

The Pope last August asked Thailand's Catholic Bishops to contact Wat Pho to request borrowing the manuscript so that it could be translated, said Vira.

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