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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After thanking Fanning and Raisa , Gomez added " I don't know how I'll ever repay it but maybe I'll make an epic album next year ".
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Bezos, used the phrase in an interview with The Post's executive editor, Martin Baron , at a tech forum at The Post last May. The Post said it made a decision to release the woman's comments despite an earlier agreement to be "off the record".
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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
Flu season soars in the United States, especially in the South
Those infections resulted in 371 hospitalizations, including 21 ICU admissions, and eight deaths, the report says. Each year, hundreds of thousands Americans are hospitalized for flu and thousands die, according to the CDC .
Dec 07 2017
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City, Champions League: Predicted Lineups
The result brought City's long unbeaten run to an end after 28 matches and ended a sequence of 20 successive wins. But it's not always about winning or losing - it's about playing the same way we always do and giving our all.
Dec 06 2017
A few of the very best photos of Sunday's Supermoon
EarthSky notes this January super blue moon "will pass right through the Earth's shadow", making for a super blue moon eclipse ! During a supermoon , technically called a 'perigee syzygy, ' the moon can appear up to 30% brighter than usual.
Dec 05 2017
Cold Temperatures Late This Week
Met Office meteorologist Charles Powell warned temperatures could drop even lower than last week as northerly gales blast the UK. Tonight , we'll remain on the warm side with lows in the 60s with only a slight chance of showers, mainly after midnight.
Dec 05 2017
Saudi-Led Coalition Provides Air Support for Yemen's Saleh
Circumstances of his death remained unclear but some officials said rebels killed him as he tried to leave the capital Sanaa. Saleh's supporters managed on Saturday to seize control of several embassies and government buildings from the Houthis.
Dec 04 2017
Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama will vie for national championship
The debate heading into Sunday's announcement regards whether Ohio State or Alabama should make the playoff. Alabama (11-1) made it 4-for-4 in the playoff, the only team that has made them all.
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
Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill
ET on Saturday, moving the USA one step closer to the biggest overhaul of the federal tax code in more than 30 years. The party views passage as crucial to retaining its House and Senate majorities in next year's elections.
Dec 03 2017
Florida soccer coach found in NY with missing teen arrested
Authorities did not disclose any information about Rodriguez or his whereabouts. It's believed she left voluntarily with him, authorities said earlier.
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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