ROME – Pope Francis, in his easter-season message called for peace in the Holy Land. He said that this is now affected by conflict, who are “the poor do not save.”
The pope spoke these words two days after the protests of Palestinians in the Gaza strip at least fifteen people were killed.
The pope also called for peace in the world. He is punctual, among others, the bloodshed in Syria, and pointed out that the Syrians “have been exhausted by a nearly endless war.” Also, he called South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo as countries for which he is peace wish. He also asked for international support for Venezuela to prevent that even more people have to leave their country because of the political and economic crisis in the South American country.
The pope gave the blessing Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world). In St. peter’s square had tens of thousands of people gathered to listen to him.
Earlier, the pope was preceded in the wrong. To St. peter’s square were approximately 50,000 flowers. Also from the Keukenhof in Lisse, the netherlands was a load of flowers on route to Rome went.