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He also appealed for an end to the "carnage" in Syria.
Hotovely: Summit like a wedding without the groom.
Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO.
"If we look on our neighbors without mercy we risk that even God will look on us without mercy."
"I am following with trepidation the grave tension and violence of recent days in Jerusalem," says pontiff. "I feel the need to express a heartfelt call for moderation and dialog."
After John Paul's death in 2005, Navarro-Valls stayed on as spokesman for Pope Benedict for more than a year to help his transition and then left Vatican service.
Deliberations are reportedly underway about Pope Francis's possible second trip from the Holy See to the Holy Land.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
While his talks in Saudi Arabia and Israel were mostly friendly, the meeting between the pontiff and US president had the potential to be a little more confrontational.
Delegation dances and serenades pontiff during meeting at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
"The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly," said the pontiff.
the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics said he was praying for "the defenseless victims, including many children."
Pope Francis denounced antisemitism as 'contrary to Christian principles' during a meeting with the ADL at the Vatican.
Herzl's visit with pope was unproductive, but it opened gates for Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.
By BENJAMIN GLATT
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