Israel-Palestine, Middle East tensions, Guantanamo Bay among issues discussed
According to Father Lombardi, the main topics discussed were the situation in the Middle East, and the commitment of the U.S. to avoid the escalation of tensions and the explosion of violence; also the commitment to promote a resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
The possibility of closing the United States’ Guantanamo Bay prison was also discussed and the desire expressed for the Holy See’s assistance in seeking adequate humanitarian solutions for current inmates.
The short time available for Monday’s discussions prevented both sides from examining other issues in depth, though some were mentioned, in particular, the situation in Ukraine and its prospects and the emergency surrounding the Ebola outbreak.
Since you are here…
…we’d like to have one more word with you. We are excited to report that Aleteia’s readership is growing at a rapid rate, world-wide! Our team proves its mission every day by providing high-quality content that informs and inspires a Christian life. But quality journalism has a cost and it’s more than ads can cover. We want our articles to be accessible to everyone, free of charge, but we need your help. To continue our efforts to nourish and inspire our Catholic family, your support is invaluable. Become an Aleteia Patron today for as little as $3 a month. May we count on you?