Pope Francis decries 'spiral of violence' in Middle East

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Pope Francis decries 'spiral of violence' in Middle East

After expressing his sorrow for those killed and his closeness to those who are suffering, the pope insisted that violence will never bring peace.

Israel has come under mounting global pressure after its forces opened fire on the Gaza border on Monday, killing 60 protesters who had massed alongside the fence to protest as the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "War begets war and violence begets violence".

Pope Francis, who hails from Argentina, said he knew about Taiwan thanks to his close acquaintance with the late Argentine priest Ricardo Ferreira who worked on the island for almost 50 years.

During the cathechesis, the pope explained the significance of the white garment worn when receiving the sacrament.

"I was in Ausonia in the year '59". He said it expresses new life as creatures who reflect the glory of God. "As the flame of the paschal candle gives light to individual candles, so the love of the Risen Lord inflames the hearts of the baptized, filling them with light and heat". He explained that is symbolized the fire of faith passing from the godparents and parents to the child.

Pope Francis has given the Bishops of Chile a series of themes for meditation at their meeting Tuesday at the Vatican. In the last century, there were two big ones.

"I invite all the parties involved and the worldwide community to renew their commitment because dialogue, justice and peace prevail", Francis continued, before leading the thousands who were gathered in St. Peter's Square in praying a Hail Mary. He also led Catholics in praying a Hail Mary to ask for the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace.

Taiwan's Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference (CRBE) paid their first visit to the Vatican in 10 years, taking the opportunity to inform Pope Francis about the threat of diplomatic isolation posed by China, the Central News Agency reported.

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