Pope Francis renewed a call for “wisdom and prudence” over Jerusalem

Vastavam web: Pope Francis today renewed a call for “wisdom and prudence” over US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which has sparked protests and clashes.”The Holy Father renews his appeal for the wisdom and prudence of everyone, and raises fervent prayers so that the leaders of nations, in this time of special gravity, commit themselves to avert a new spiral of violence,” a statement from the Vatican said.Noting that Jerusalem was sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims, the pope reiterated the church’s “well-known position concerning the singular character of the Holy City and the essential need for respecting the status quo”.