The Pope saddened
October 8, 2000

Yes, a plea for help and prayer is also going forth from Pope John Paul
II for ALL the victims of injustice in the Holy Land:

"I would like to tell you," says Pope John Paul II, "of a burden that is
presently weighing on my spirit. For some days, the Holy City of
Jerusalem has been the scene of violent clashes that have caused
numerous dead and wounded, among them a number of children. I remain
spiritually close to the families of those who have lost their lives and
address a heartfelt appeal to all those responsible that arms may be
silenced, provocations avoided and the way of dialogue taken up once
more. The Holy Land must be the land of peace and fraternity. God wills
it!" (Source: VIS/Vatican Information Service)

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem..."
Psalm 122