An unexpected announcement Pope Francisco (“I’m not feeling well”) An audience of European rabbis left people thinking about something serious on Monday morning, or A “diplomatic” cold Who is the Pope? He prevented me from reading the speech Prepared, he sent it to his audience, loaded with content. This sentiment was later consolidated during the Argentine papacy. In amazing shapereceived Seven thousand children from all over the world He spoke to them Without choking There is an urgent need for peace in an already troubled world A widespread world war of fragmentation.
The episode, with all its ambiguity, served Integrating the mediating role of the Holy See And the Pope in person somehow this Tuesday to stop a war that is a month old and getting worse.
The risks of jumping into a regional conflict in the Middle East are increasing, With Iran at the head of a coalition of armed movements and groups in the region, call “Axis of Resistance”, Tehran takes the lead.
Willingness to mediate
So the pontificate’s coolness is working objectively, because on Sunday the Pope had a telephone conversation with the Iranian president. Ibrahim Raisiwho thanked him for his intervention and emphasized the Iranian position Not inspiration A month ago the devastating Hamas attack.
Clarion He highlighted a week ago that Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian had requested direct dialogue with the Vatican and had spoken by phone with the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, Monsignor Paul Gallagher, a close aide to the Pope. .
Gallagher thanked the Pope for his stance Demand an immediate ceasefire and insisted that Iran had not inspired the war waged by Hamas, the ruling Palestinian movement in Gaza. Both the Iranian president and his foreign minister, a week ago, They blamed Israel for the conflict.
President Raisi promised the Pope that he would use “all his diplomatic ability.” Stop the attacks and send humanitarian aid”, according to Iranian agency Irna.
The Holy See limited herself to confirming the phone call.
The Pope spoke animatedly to the rabbis in the audience, giving each of them a text of the text he had not yet read. One sentence reads: “There is concern about the spread of anti-Semitic demonstrations. We strongly condemn”.
Francisco too He rejected “revenge” and “hatred of war”.
In a recorded address to the rabbis, the Pope says: “Violence and war have broken out again in that land blessed by the Most High. She is always punished “Because of the base of hatred and the rumor of the destruction of weapons.”
Not weapons, not terrorism, he added. Not war But compassion, justice and dialogue are the right way to build peace.
“The Word of God guides our steps to seek, welcome and be patient with our neighbors, certainly not by the madness of revenge and war,” the Pope concluded.
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