Pope Francis spoke this Sunday about the “serious humanitarian situation” that dominates the Gaza Strip and renewed his plea for the release of captives captured by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas after attacks on Israel.
After praying to Angelus in the Vatican, the pope expressed his deep concern and solidarity: “Once again, my thoughts go to what is happening in Israel and Palestine. “I am very worried and in pain. I pray, and I am close to the suffering, the hostages, the wounded, the victims, and their families.”
The Holy Pope also emphasized the critical situation in Gaza, where even the Anglican hospital and parish have been hit by unidentified missiles in recent days. “I renew my call for spaces to be opened, humanitarian aid to continue to arrive, and the captives to be released, Francisco emphasized.
The leader of the Catholic Church took advantage of the opportunity to reflect on the impact of armed conflicts around the world, including the conflict in Ukraine. “Every war in the world is a defeat, he stressed, calling for peace and human brotherhood.
“Always a defeat, it is a destruction of human brotherhood. “Brothers, stop,” urged the Holy Pope, who emphasized the need to find peaceful solutions and avoid human suffering.
In a gesture of hope and solidarity, Pope Francis announced a day of prayer and fasting scheduled for next Friday, the 27th of St. Peter’s Square, where he calls to prayer “to ask for world peace”.