Pope says he's thought about when it's time to 'take leave

Father Zeno Saltini Father Primo Mazzolari and Father Lorenzo Milani. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Father Zeno Saltini Father Primo Mazzolari and Father Lorenzo Milani. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

I express my great pain for the dead and wounded and I am close to all who suffer with my prayers.

"I repeat that the use of violence never lead to peace".

Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border on Monday during demonstrations against the opening of the United States embassy in occupied Jerusalem, in the bloodiest day in Gaza in years.

"I am very anxious and saddened by the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land and in the Middle East, and by the spiral of violence that is increasingly moving away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiations".

According to the Ministry of health in Gaza, on may 14-15, in clashes on the border killed more than 60 people, more than 3,000 injured, injury, or exposure to smoke or gas.

Pope Francis has warned that the latest outbreak of violence on the Gaza border is only hurting chances of peace in the Middle East, saying "war begets war".

The conflict coincided with the United States' inauguration of its first embassy in Jerusalem, a controversial move, which Palestinians have taken as US -backing of Israeli control of the city.

Pope Francis finished his catechesis on baptism with an especially energetic audience.

Francis was reflecting on St. Paul discerning when to leave his flock in the care of others, a decision Francis said all bishops must make. "But above all these things, clothe yourselves with charity, which unites them in a flawless way".

Giving the newly baptized a candle lit from the paschal candle represents the risen Christ they have received, he said.

Children have a right to be brought up in the Christian faith, Pope Francis said.

"We are called to receive his splendor" and let one's heart be set on fire, he added. The meeting was prompted by the reception of 2300-page report by two special envoys sent to Rome by Pope Francis earlier this year.

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