Pope Francis Urges End to Violence as Tensions Escalates in Israel over Iran’s Attack

Pope Francis has issued a strong appeal for peace in the Middle East following Iran’s unprecedented missile and drone attack on Israel, warning of the potential for a dangerous escalation of violence in the region.

During his traditional Sunday prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, the pontiff stated, “I make a pressing appeal for an end to any action which could fuel a spiral of violence that risks dragging the Middle East into an even greater conflict.” He expressed concern and pain over the worsening situation in Israel due to Iran’s intervention, emphasizing the need for all countries to support peace and the coexistence of Israelis and Palestinians in two states.

“No one should threaten the existence of others. All countries must, however, side with peace and help Israelis and Palestinians to live in two states, side by side and in security,” Pope Francis declared, reiterating his call for a ceasefire in Gaza and negotiation.

The pope also called for international assistance for the population facing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and urged the immediate release of hostages kidnapped by Hamas, as tensions in the region continue to escalate.

The pontiff’s words come as the latest chapter of violence unfolds in the Middle East, with Iran’s attack on Israel raising concerns about the potential for a wider conflict.

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