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Palestinian leader urges Pope to support Gaza ceasefire

November 03, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis spoke by telephone on November 2 with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Vatican did not disclose details of the conversation, but the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that Abbas had thanked the Pontiff for his public pleas for peace, and urged him to press for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Abbas also called for humanitarian support for the people of Gaza, including the delivery of food and medical supplies and the restoration of utilities.

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