Pope Francis has called for a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, in what many are calling a clear snub of President Donald Trump, following his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a wide-ranging address at the Vatican, the Pope urged for dialogue between the two sides, and called for a lasting peace in the war-torn region.

“Let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached, one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders,” the Pope said during his “Urbi et Orbi” address – Latin for “to the city and to the world,” as reported by The Independent. “We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians,” he declared to the audience of thousands from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica, READ MORE