Pope Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience on November 21 at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. Pope Benedict on Wednesday voiced his support for diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza on the eighth day of the conflict and spoke of his concern at the escalating violence. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience on November 21 at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. Pope Benedict on Wednesday voiced his support for diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza on the eighth day of the conflict and spoke of his concern at the escalating violence.
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Pope Following Gaza Conflict With ‘Great Concern’

November 22, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

Pope Benedict xvi has said he is deeply worried about the conflict in Gaza, is praying for victims and those suffering, and is encouraging a ceasefire and negotiations.

“I am following with great concern the escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,” the pope said in his weekly public address to pilgrims in the Paul vi auditorium on Wednesday. Noting that favoring peace would require “courageous decisions,” Pope Benedict xvi encouraged “the initiatives and the efforts by those who are trying to reach a ceasefire and to promote negotiations.”

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