LONDON: Pope Francis has known as for the preservation of the historic and authorized established order in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information and Info Company has reported.
Throughout his annual assembly with the diplomatic corps accredited to Vatican Metropolis on Monday, Pope Francis expressed concern concerning the rise in violence in Jerusalem.
He stated that Jerusalem belongs to the three monotheistic religions — Islam, Judaism and Christianity — and famous that it ought to be a discussion board for peace somewhat than a theater of battle.
He hoped that the Palestinian and Israeli sides would resume direct talks to understand the two-state imaginative and prescient, in step with worldwide regulation and related UN resolutions.
Palestine’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Issa Kassissieh, conveyed President Mahmoud Abbas’ greetings to the pope throughout the assembly, and urged him to proceed praying for justice and peace in Jerusalem, in addition to the Palestinian individuals’s proper to self-determination.