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Pope Francis meets with families of the hostages taken by Hamas on Nov. 22.

Pope Francis Meets With Families of Israeli Hostages Being Held in Gaza

Twelve Israeli family members spoke with the Holy Father at the Vatican. He also met with Palestinians who have relatives in Gaza. Pope Francis’ meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian delegations occurred as news emerged that a four-day cease-fire agreement had been reached in which Hamas agreed to free at least 50 of the roughly 240 hostages taken in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.