Pope Francis has condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border.
"I invite all the parties involved and the worldwide community to renew their commitment because dialogue, justice and peace prevail", Francis continued, before leading the thousands who were gathered in St. Peter's Square in praying a Hail Mary.
He added: "I repeat that the use of violence never leads to peace. War calls for war, violence calls for violence".
Tens of thousands of Palestinians joined Hamas-organized protests on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, with the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry saying that as of Tuesday, 60 Palestinians were killed in clashes with the IDF, and more than 2,700 injured.
Pope Francis Wednesday invited "all the parties involved and the worldwide community to renew their commitment so that dialogue, justice and peace prevail".
Before his closing appeal, Francis had greeted a group of Polish Veterans of War World II, who'd come together to mark the anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino, which opened the Allied path to Rome.
"He told me that life is so hard and everyone is desperate with shortages of water and other basic necessities", the cardinal wrote.
"They are living through traumatic times of remembrance and protest at the dramatically deteriorating humanitarian situation".
'This is a people who are both extremely vulnerable and deprived. Their fate is central to peace and peace can never be built on neglect'. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. But in the message there are no direct quotes, which would sound condemnation of Israel's actions.
He called for the easing of travel restrictions and for medical supplies to be allowed into Gaza.
He said: "When I read this, I think about myself, because I'm a bishop and I'll have to take my leave". Hundreds of families across Gaza are now mourning their loved ones, dead and wounded. At the end of the Audience he sent out this cry for peace in the Holy Land.
'We pray for all those who suffer from this conflict and for the peace of Jerusalem'.
Francis explained that in the early years of the Church, Baptism was also called "illumination", and the newly Baptized were called the "illuminated", following Jesus words that he is "the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life".