By; Radio Sapientia
4th Dec 2018
Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have renewed their commitment to peace in the Holy Land by resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
The 20 minutes private meeting between Pope Francis and President Abbas in Rome focused on “efforts to reactivate the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, hoping for a renewed commitment on the part of the international community to meet the legitimate aspirations of both peoples.”
The two leaders also discussed the status of Jerusalem and underlined “the importance of recognizing and preserving its identity and the universal value of the holy city for the three Abrahamic religions.”
Tensions over the city rose again in December 2017 after President Donald Trump announced his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a decision that sparked off protests in Asia and Middle East.