Pope Francis calls for an end to Jerusalem violence

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis expresses his concern at the unrest in Jerusalem, saying: “Violence only generates violence. Let’s stop these clashes.”

“I pray so that this might be a place of encounter and not violent clashes, a place of prayer and of peace. I invite everyone to seek shared resolutions so that the multireligious identity and multicultural [character] of the holy city might be respected and so that fraternity might prevail,” he says after reciting the Regina Caeli prayer.

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