Pope ends trip with plea for peace

Pope Benedict XVI has finished his eight-day pilgrimage to the Middle East, calling for an end to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians.
At a farewell ceremony, attended by Israeli leaders, he called for "no more bloodshed, no more fighting".
He said the Holocaust "must never be forgotten or denied".
Israeli President Shimon Peres thanked him for his visit, calling it a "profound demonstration of the enduring dialogue" between Christians and Jews.
He particularly highlighted the Pope's statement about the Holocaust never being denied, saying it carried "substantive and special weight".

Read more at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8051987.stm


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