Children of Terra Sancta College in Bethlehem, which is under the custody of the Holy Land, welcomed the small procession with cheers and applause.
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Archbishop Warda said that only 150,000 Christians remain in Iraq, out of the 1.2 million who lived there before 2002.
Francis said he is spiritually united with the leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as they are meeting in Rome this week.
‘In all these situations we heard and answered the cry of the poor. Once again, their cry is heard in the Holy Land because of the war that has been raging now for over three weeks..’
More than 8,000 Palestinians have subsequently died in Gaza amid the war, according to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry.
The prayer service was led by the Anglican bishop of Jerusalem, Hosam Naum, and the final blessing was given by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Pope Francis at the end of his general audience on Wednesday morning announced another worldwide day of prayer and fasting for an end to the Israel-Hamas war, on Oct. 27.