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As war continues to threaten the land of Jesus' birth and to undermine the existence of Christian communities there, the international community must learn from the errors of the past and do more to bring lasting peace to the Middle East, Pope Francis said.


Peace in the Middle East must be “cultivated in the parched soil of conflict and discord” and not by building walls, Pope Francis said after meeting Orthodox and Catholic church leaders from the Middle East in Bari, Italy.

At a high-level meeting at the Vatican between the Pope and a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church, Pope Francis’ emphasised the common ground between the Churches, while telling Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk that the Vatican has no desire to interfere in internal Russian Orthodoxy


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