During his Easter Mass at the Vatican on Sunday, Pope Francis recalled Lebanon in his prayers, stating, “My thoughts are with Lebanon, which has been affected by the disruption of institutions and the economic crisis, which was recently exacerbated by the events on the border.”

“My thoughts are with the victims of conflicts around the world, from Palestine to Ukraine, and I call for respect for the principles of international law and urge the delivery of aid to Gaza, the release of detainees, and an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,” the Pope added.