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March 31, 2013 10:44 am

Pope Makes Easter Plea for Peace in the Middle East

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New Pope Francis I aka Jorge Bergoglio in 2008. Photo: Wikipedia.

Times of Israel – Pope Francis made an Easter-Sunday peace plea, saying conflicts have lasted too long in Syria, and between Israelis and Palestinians.

Like popes before him have done, he urged Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace talks and end a conflict that has gone on for way too long. And, in reflecting on the two-year-long Syrian crisis, Francis asked, “How much suffering must there still be before a political solution” can be found?

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