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As Pope Francis calls for another day of fasting and prayer for peace in Middle East, faith leaders respond

Pope Francis has encouraged all faithful Christians to fast and pray for peace in the Middle East on Friday, October 27, as the war between Israel and Hamas enters its third week — and in an Oct. 24 letter to the diocese, which contains parishes in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, echoed those calls.

Pizzabella called the last two weeks “one of the most difficult and painful periods in our recent times and history.” 

He said, “For over two weeks now, we have been inundated with images of horrors, which have reawakened ancient traumas, opened new wounds, and made pain, frustration and anger explode within all of us.”

“Pray for the leadership of Israel, that God will grant them His wisdom in protecting their nation and people.”

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Christine Rousselle is a lifestyle reporter with Fox News Digital.

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