Pope Says Walls, Occupation Prevent Mideast Peace

Pope Francis said on Saturday that building walls, occupying territories, and religious fanaticism would never bring peace to the Middle East.

Speaking at the end of a summit of Christian religious leaders, Francis also repeated his view that the status quo of the contested city of Jerusalem should be respected, and backed a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reported Reuters.

He said every community in the Middle East should be protected, not simply the majority, and took a swipe at weapons procurement, saying.

Source: Palestine Chronicle