Urging Jews, Christians and Muslims to "respect and love one another as brothers and sisters", Pope Francis today made an impassioned appeal here "not to abuse the name of God for violence".
Pope Francis, at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visited on Monday Israel`s "Memorial to the Victims of Terror", a day after praying at an Israeli security wall abhorred by Palestinians.
Pope Francis today called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to "work together" for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.
Police have barred several Israeli extremists from Jerusalem ahead of Pope Francis`s visit to the Holy Land.
When Pope Francis arrives in the Holy Land on his "pilgrimage of prayer," Israelis and Palestinians will both be looking to use the visit to score a few political points.
Israel`s top police officer on Sunday vowed that Jewish extremists would not be allowed to spoil the upcoming visit of Pope Francis by vandalising Christian holy places.
Victims of abuse by priests urge "action not words" ahead of Pope`s visit.
A senior British diplomat has been placed in charge of Pope Benedict XVI`s visit to Britain in an attempt to reassure Catholics dismayed by a memo mocking the Pope.
The British government has apologised to the Pope for suggesting that he should bless a gay marriage and even launch Papal-branded condoms.
Pope Benedict XVI`s planned visit to Rome`s main synagogue on Sunday has sharply divided Italian Jews, with some angered by his moves to push World War II Pope Pius XII toward sainthood.
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