Pope: ‘Let's work together for peace in the Holy Land’

"My heart is close to you, to the Holy Land, to all the peoples who inhabit it, Israelis and Palestinians, and I pray that the desire for peace may prevail in all. I want you to know that you are close to my heart and to the heart of the Church."

Pope Francis sent those words to "my Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel" in a letter sent to Karma Ben Johanan. The theologian of Jewish-Christian dialogue was among the promoters in recent weeks of an appeal to the Pope that was signed by about 400 rabbis and scholars, calling for the strengthening of Jewish-Christian friendship after the tragedy of October 7.

The Letter reads -