"I Express my great sorrow at the deaths and injuries of people, I bow in prayer and compassion for all the victims", said the Pontiff.
The deadly protests coincide with the relocation of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the anniversary of the "Nakba", or Catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes at the time of Israel's creation. "War incites war, violence incites violence".
He concluded by saying that, in the lead up to Pentecost, he echoed Pope Francis' call to pray for the people of Gaza.
During the cathechesis, the pope explained the significance of the white garment worn when receiving the sacrament. "Might God help us", he said, before going back to reading from his prepared remarks: "May the tragedy of war lived by you, [with] the force of the spirit, the faithfulness to the ideals and the witness of life become an appeal for the end of the ongoing conflicts around the world and for the search of paths of peace". "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".
"I invite all the parties involved and the global 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.
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"To always walk as children of light, persevering in faith", as it says in the Rite of Christian initiation of adults, is the Christian vocation, the pope said.
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Calling for "dialogue, justice and peace", Francis said violence "has never led to peace".