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  5/25/2014, Iyar 25, 5774

Pope Calls to End 'Unacceptable' Arab-Israeli Conflict


Pope Francis, who made an urgent appeal Saturday to end the bloodshed in Syria, has now taken his "pilgrimage of prayer" to Palestinian Authority-controlled areas. There he was to celebrate mass with 10,000 people in Bethlehem's packed Manger Square, near the site which Christians say was Jesus' birthplace.

"The time has come for everyone to find the courage... to forge a peace which rests on the acknowledgement by all of the right of two states to exist and to live in peace and security within internationally recognised borders," the Pope said.