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Pray every day for peace in Middle East, says Pope in tweet

Francis tells Twitter followers to remain hopeful

16 December, 16:38
Pray every day for peace in Middle East, says Pope in tweet (ANSA) - Vatican City, December 16 - Pray daily for peace in the Middle East and do not lose hope, Pope Francis said Monday in a tweet posted on his Twitter account.

"We do not resign ourselves to think of a Middle East without Christians," said Francis.

"We pray every day for peace".

The pope recently called for peace in the Middle East, including guarantees for "the right of Christians to live serenely where they were born, in the country they have loved as citizens for 2000 years".

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