Pope Francis calls for an end to fighting in Israel and Gaza
17 May 2021 | 6:55 am
Pope Francis says the loss of innocent lives in violence between Israel and Palestinians is "terrible and unacceptable" and appeals for those who have responsibility to "walk the paths of peace".
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