In his holiday address Friday, Pope Francis called for direct dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and a solution that will let them live side by side, in a speech that broadly addressed the theme of peace around the world. “Where G-d is born, peace is born,” he said. “And where peace is born, there is no longer room for hatred and for war…. Yet…tensions and violence persist, and peace remains a gift to be implored and built.”
The pontiff also specifically named several other locations, including Syria, Ukraine, and Colombia. Read more at CNN.