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In Letter to Holy Land Christians, Pope Francis Deplores the War, Expresses Closeness

Marinella Bandini
Students and teachers from Jerusalem Christian schools walk the Way of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem on on Feb. 23. The yearly event was organized by the Custody of the Holy Land.

In his Holy Week letter, the Pope reflected on his own visit to the region in May 2014 and again stressed the imperative for peace.