Pope Francis Calls President Biden to Discuss Israel and Gaza

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Pope Francis had a 20-minute phone call with U.S. President Biden this weekend. It was the Pope who requested the call and, according to the White House, the two spoke about “the latest developments in Israel and Gaza.”

They also discussed President Biden’s recent trip to Israel and the need to work towards peace in the Middle East.

The Pope and President Biden have met in-person on multiple occasions, most recently in 2021. But this phone call comes just three months after Cardinal Zuppi met with Biden at the White House on behalf of the Pope. On this occassion, Cardinal Zuppi and the President also discussed peace, but specifically between Russia and Ukraine.