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Pope Urges Three Faiths End Claims on Jerusalem

Pope Paul VI this week-end launched an appeal in favor of the Palestinians which he described as left “in a state of abandon and suffering which has lasted too long.” Addressing thirty cardinals, the Pope said the Church “encourages the search for a just and dignified means to end the formidable and tragic difficulties linked to the fate of the Palestinian people.” Turning to Jerusalem, the Pontiff called on three major monotheistic religions to end their “continual claims” on the ancient city, which he said, should be “a symbol of peace.”