Dec 08 2017
"Jerusalem is a unique city", he said, "sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, where the Holy Places for the respective religions are venerated, and it has a special vocation to peace".
The pope spoke at the end of his weekly general audience December 6, the same day Trump announced his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, fulfilling a promise he made during his presidential campaign.
"I would like to make a heartfelt appeal for everyone's commitment to respect the city's status, in conformity with the pertinent United Nations Resolutions", he said, as quoted by the Vatican Radio, an official broadcaster.
According to Vatican Radio, the pope received a telephone call from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Dec. 5 regarding Trump's plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
The former Holy See ambassador, who now serves as advisor to the Vatican's office for Integral Human Development, endorsed the appeal made by Pope Francis earlier on Wednesday to maintain the Status Quo of Jerusalem.
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We ask from you, Mr President, to help us all walk towards more love and a definitive peace, which can not be reached without Jerusalem being for all.
Francis said he hopes that "wisdom and prudence prevail, in order to avoid adding new elements of tension to a global panorama that is already convulsed and marked by so many and cruel conflicts".
The Argentine pontiff's call came a day after he spoke by phone with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, the Vatican said without elaborating.
He noted that in the United States the pope's voice "is highly respected and listened to by a lot of people, so even for a simple political calculation, it would be useful for everybody to listen to the invitation the pope directs to all parties concerned".
Before the audience, Pope Francis met with religious leaders from Palestine attending a meeting sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Dec 08 2017
Nassar Faces Federal Child Porn Sentencing
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Dec 06 2017
Did Kim Kardashian Throw Shade At Taylor Swift?
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Dec 06 2017
Embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers announces retirement
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Dec 05 2017
Flu season expected to be severe this year
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Dec 04 2017
North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill
He responded "I don't think so" when asked whether the Mueller probe affected American allies. The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Dec 03 2017
Disappearance of NC 3-year-old shifted to homicide case, officials say
Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Shelley Lynch confirmed Kimrey lived with Mariah and her mother. They were sent straight to the FBI's base in Quantico, Virginia, for testing on Wednesday afternoon.
Dec 02 2017
First lady goes with classic, traditional Christmas decor
The theme goes hand-in-hand with President Trump's belief that America needs to restore the tradition in Christmas. Social media is mocking a photo display of White House holiday decorations that some say look rather haunting.
Dec 01 2017
White House plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief
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Nov 29 2017
Tiger Woods Faces Long Odds
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Nov 28 2017
Trump Criticized CNN International & The Internet Quickly Came To The Network's Defense
Left out of his challenge: Fox News, the network most likely to have favorable news coverage of his administration. This pursuit will not end at CNN , "no matter how many insults, or blatant assaults on the press and its freedom".
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