Pope Expresses Hopes for Mideast Peace - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Pope Expresses Hopes for Mideast Peace

Posted: Updated:

As he sends wishes of peace to the world on Christmas, Pope Benedict is paying particular attention to the Middle East.

He's denouncing what he says is the slaughter of the "defenseless" in Syria. And he's urging Israelis and Palestinians to find the courage to negotiate.

The crowd in St. Peter's Square erupted in cheers as the 85-year-old pontiff stepped onto his balcony overlooking the square.

Delivering the Vatican's traditional Christmas Day message, a weary-looking and hoarse-sounding Benedict also encouraged Arab spring nations, especially Egypt, to build just and respectful societies.   (AP)


Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.