"I repeat that the use of violence never lead to peace".
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for the end of the wave of violence in the Holy Land and appealed for the opening of talks.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians joined Hamas-organized protests on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, with the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry saying that as of Tuesday, 60 Palestinians were killed in clashes with the IDF, and more than 2,700 injured.
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He said, "I express my great pain for the dead and wounded and I am close in prayer and affection to all those who are suffering".
Pope Francis asked all parties involved in the conflict and the whole global community to renew their promise so that dialogue, justice and peace takes precedence.
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Francis has on several occasions expressed support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, indirectly criticizing US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
During the cathechesis, the pope explained the significance of the white garment worn when receiving the sacrament. "War begets war, violence begets violence".
St. Paul goes on to explain, the pope said, that to "have clothed" one's self with Christ means to live and cultivate virtue.More news: 4A Games' Metro Exodus Has Been Delayed into 2019
Pope Francis finished his catechesis on baptism with an especially energetic audience. "As the flame of the paschal candle gives light to individual candles, so the love of the Risen Lord inflames the hearts of the baptized, filling them with light and heat".
"To always walk as children of light, persevering in faith", as it says in the Rite of Christian initiation of adults, is the Christian vocation, the pope said.
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