The head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis has expressed concern over tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“I follow with concern the tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean,” he said without naming any country involved in the conflict.
During his Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis also prayed to end the “instability” in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
“I appeal for constructive dialogue and respect for international law to resolve the conflicts that threaten the peace of the peoples of that region,” he later tweeted.
Seguo con preoccupazione le tensioni nella zona del Mediterraneo orientale e faccio appello al dialogo costruttivo e al rispetto della legalità internazionale per risolvere i conflitti che minacciano la pace dei popoli di quella regione.
— Papa Francesco (@Pontifex_it) August 31, 2020