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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Apologies. Traveling. I want to continue this conversation. Until later...
July 13, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in St.
Peter's Square in unannounced, silent prayer for an end to the warfare
in the Mideast.
Francis called for insistent prayers for peace in the Holy Land during his Sunday window appearance to pilgrims and tourists.
He said he didn't consider "in vain" the June 8 peace prayer gathering
he hosted at the Vatican attended by the Israeli and Palestinian
Francis, who made a Mideast pilgrimage in May, urged people to avoid
concluding that "violence and hatred win out over dialogue and
Last week, Israel widened its air assault on the Gaza Strip's Hamas
rulers, and militant rockets have targeted Israel. Francis lamented the
recent "tragic events."
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Calm in the heat of war
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And my attempt to then mislead You
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Humbled in God by everything I found
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