He does not want the conflict to extend over time and other territories.
Pope Francis expressed his fear of the “possibility” of a global escalation of the conflict in the Middle East and insisted on a “wise solution” of two states between Israel and Palestine.
“This is the end of many things and many lives. I think human wisdom stops these things. Yes, there is a possibility, right? This war affects us because of what it means to Israel, Palestine, the Holy Land and Jerusalem, but also in Ukraine because it is so close,” he said in an interview with Italian public television RAI.
In this sense, the Argentine pontiff proposed the “wise solution” of the two States “good division of Jerusalem with a special status.”
“I feel that every war is a defeat. Nothing is solved by war, everything is won with peace and dialogue,” he lamented, who was later criticized for “inability to show clearly,” attack in the arms industry.
Francis recalled the outbreak of war in Syria at the start of his pontificate and said “it is not good to say it but unfortunately one is used to it and we must not get used to it.”
He also criticized that “unfortunately, anti-Semitism remained hidden” after the Holocaust and World War II.
The Pope also remembered the “martyr people” of Ukraine and the “persecutions” they suffered during the Soviet dictator Stalin: “They are a people who suffered a lot and now any something made them live that. “I understand them,” he assured.
He also discussed the issue of immigration as an Italian “son of migrants” who arrived in Argentina and said that the European Union “must support” and not tolerate five countries – Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Greece – “to take. payment.” to everyone.”
“One person informed me that we need immigrants because we don’t have children, there are small towns with 10 or 12 old people and they need people to work there,” he explained, and then asked that these people be “received, accompanied and united.”
“An immigration policy must be beneficial for the good of the country. And also pan-European,” he said.