Francis makes a call for protection to be given to holy sites, with their statuses maintained and also safeguarded for the future.
“How good it is when pilgrims and residence enjoy free access to holy places,” he says.
“You are known as a man of peace and a peacemaker,” he tells Peres, calling for dignity of every person.
That dignity, he says, can bring peace. He calls for all sides to continue to work for peace.