Pope Francis is pushing to change the 'Lord's Prayer'

Pope Francis speaks during a visit to the Notre Dame College in Dhaka

"Jerusalem is a unique city, sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, who venerate the Holy Places of their respective religions, and has a special vocation to peace".

"I can not remain silent about my deep concern for the situation that has developed in recent days", Francis said at his weekly general audience at the Vatican.

Pope Francis, speaking to Palestinians ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on Jerusalem, said on Wednesday "recognising the rights of all people" in the Holy Land is a primary condition for dialogue.

Within minutes of Mr. Trump's speech, in which he said the American Embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Mr. Guterres delivered what amounted to a diplomatic rebuke.

Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had made the same promises during their campaigns, but once in office, they did not carry through with the move, citing its potential negative impact on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

"We ask you, Mr President, to help us all walk toward more love and a definitive peace, which can not be reached without Jerusalem being for all", they said.

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The Argentine pontiff's call came a day after he spoke by phone with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, the Vatican said without elaborating.

Pope Francis says he can not remain silent about a White House plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

He appealed "that eveyrone respects the status quo of the city", according to United Nations resolutions.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman warned his close ally that moving the U.S. embassy was a "dangerous step" that could rile Muslims around the world.

In his comments to the group, Francis expressed his hope for "peace and prosperity" for the Palestinian people and called for dialogue that respects the rights of everyone in the Holy Land.

"I pray to the Lord that this identity may be preserved and strengthened for the benefit of the Middle East and of the entire world", Francis continued, "and that wisdom and prudence prevail, to avoid adding new elements of tension in an already convulsed worldwide panorama marked by so many cruel conflicts".

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