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Pope renews appeal for humanitarian aid, release of hostages in Gaza

Speaking after Sunday’s Angelus prayer, Pope Francis expressed his concern and grief over what is happening in Israel and Palestine. 

The Pope said he is very concerned over “the serious humanitarian situation in Gaza,” and he was “saddened that the Anglican hospital and the Greek Orthodox parish” were hit in the war violence in recent days.

“War, any war that there is in the world – I also think of martyred Ukraine ,” the Pope continued, “is a defeat. War always is a defeat, it is a destruction of human fraternity. Brothers, stop! Stop!”

The Pope then recalled that he has called for a day of fasting, prayer and penance on Friday, 27 October.

That day, in St. Peter’s, at 6 pm, there will be an hour of prayer for peace in our world.

2023-10-24T07:00:28+00:00 October 24th, 2023|Categories: News|