In response to Trump's announcement, patriarchs and heads of all churches in Jerusalem urged Trump to reconsider his decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reiterating deep concerns of potentially escalating conflicts in a region sacred to Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
Trump is expected to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and begin preparations to move the U.S. Embassy to the city, three senior administration officials confirmed late Tuesday. "At the same time, I appeal strongly for all to respect the city's status quo, in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions", the pope said, in his weekly address.
The pope told thousands of people at his general audience: "I can not keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days".
Describing the city as "holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims, who venerate the holy sites of their respective religions", the Pope said Jerusalem enjoys a unique status that should be preserved. The Argentine pontiff called for "wisdom and prudence to avoid adding new elements of tension in a world panorama that is already unharmonious and marked by many cruel conflicts".
Because of this, he said the city has "a special vocation for peace".
Palestinians and Arab leaders across the region have criticized President Trump's decision, which includes a plan to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Namaste: Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor is reportedly dead In 2011, Shashi Kapoor was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, Times of India reported. I remember thinking that he looked like a Hollywood actor. "Condolences to his family and admirers", Modi tweeted.
Before making his public comments, Francis met privately with a group of Palestinians involved in inter-religious dialogue with the Vatican.
Francis pointed to the meeting with representatives of the various religious communities in the nation as a crucial step toward peace and encouraged further interreligious dialogue between Catholics and Buddhists to fight evil and promote peace.
He said: "The primary condition of that dialogue is reciprocal respect and a commitment to strengthening that respect, for the sake of recognising the rights of all people, wherever they happen to be".
Francis, former Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II all visited Israel and Palestinian territories.
Jerusalem remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
The Vatican signed its first treaty with the "State of Palestine" the following year.
Three schools remain in lockdown. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and students involved with this shooting today". One student was found near the school's football field, the other in a locker room, according to the local Sheriff's office.
The unfair advantage resulted in Apple avoiding as much as 13 billion euros in payments over the course of more than a decade. Apple insists it did nothing wrong and that eventually, its Irish treasure horde will be returned to Cook and crew.
Rachel Bernstein , who was a junior producer at FOX News, claims she settled a lawsuit in 2002 for an undisclosed amount. Bernstein argued that all this violates the non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses in her settlement.
The Razorbacks have been scouring the coaching market since firing Bret Bielema on November 24 following a 4-8 season in 2017. The Mustangs qualified for a bowl game this season for the first time since 2012 when June Jones was the head coach for SMU.
In October, Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States. Special Counsel Robert Mueller was said to have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for the release of Trump's medical records.
The View10 features a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button in the front, but also offers a face unlock feature. As we have already made few articles about this topic, now we know the most important thing, that is the pricing.
State records show that Kimrey had previously been charged with a series of small crimes dating back to 2005, the station said. Daniel Bober, investigator Vincent Hill, syndicated radio talk host Dave Mack, and child advocate lawyer Ashley Willcott.
Now, nearly four decades later, they've come back to life without a hitch to take over for the failing attitude control thrusters. If you tried to start a auto that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond.
A biopic on the life of NY mob boss John Gotti shot in Cincinnati will not be released December 14 as planned, reports indicate. The Tracking Board , which first reported the story, notes that finding a new distributor shouldn't present a big problem.
Similar to the HP offering, the ASUS NovaGo will be available in configurations ranging up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of Storage . The company didn't give many details about the processor but said Samsung's foundry business will be manufacturing the chip.
Boston Companies Make Survey's Best Places to Work List
Another remarked: "If you are looking for job satisfaction, reward and enjoyment, this is an ideal company to work for". Aside from one stray year (2015) in which it ranked 13, the company has finished no lower than 5 place.
Brush fire breaks out in Los Angeles
Large animals were ordered to evacuate at Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, Pierce College and the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The fire burned more than 11,000 acres by Wednesday morning and had destroyed an estimated 30 homes, KTVU-TV reported.
IOC suspends Russian Olympic committee
To suspend ROC President Alexander Zhukov as an IOC Member, given that his membership is linked to his position as ROC President. The IOC also imposed lifetime Olympic ban on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, organizer of soccer's 2018 World Cup.
Cold Weather alert to affect West Sussex
Met Office meteorologist Charles Powell warned temperatures could drop even lower than last week as northerly gales blast the UK. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be risky , especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.
Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in UAE controlled area
The Houthis' political office on December 2 accused Saleh of staging a "coup" against "an alliance he never believed in". The fighting in the capital of Sanaa caused residents to cower in their homes as explosions rocked the city overnight.
Huskies to play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl
The Nittany Lions' second straight 10-win regular season earned them a second straight berth in a prestigious New Year's Six game. Penn State returns to the Fiesta Bowl for the first time since 1997, where it will face a team it hasn't played in 34 years.
LaVar Ball Reportedly Removes LiAngelo Ball From UCLA
The three players are subject to review for violating the university's Student Conduct Code, which includes a section on theft. Although there are seemingly no hard feelings from the Ball family, they are no strangers to taking this course of action.
2 crash bug, adds Apple Pay Cash
Apple earlier today released iOS 11 .2, an update that includes a number of welcome new features and important bug fixes. After updating, users can go to settings , and click on notification to turn on " allow notifications " for each app .