Pope Francis wants to modify the "Our Lord" prayer

President Trump with Pope Francis

The former Holy See ambassador, who now serves as advisor to the Vatican's office for Integral Human Development, endorsed the appeal made by Pope Francis earlier on Wednesday to maintain the Status Quo of Jerusalem.

"I can not keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days".

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Wednesday defended the "status quo" of Jerusalem, hours ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump in which officials said he will recognise the disputed city as Israel's capital.

Pope Francis said he could not "keep silent about my deep concern" for Jerusalem and urged respect for "the status quo of the city in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations".

The Turkish government said the expected United States move risked igniting a "fire" in the Middle East and would prove a "great disaster".

Palestinians and Arab leaders across the region have criticized President Trump's decision, which includes a plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Francis made the appeal during his weekly audience, after speaking with the Palestinian leader and soon after meeting with a delegation of Palestinian religious and intellectual representatives in a previously scheduled audience.

He said: "I pray to the Lord that its identity is preserved and strengthened for the benefit of the Holy Land, the Middle East and the whole world - and that wisdom and prudence prevail to prevent new elements of tension from being added to a global context already convulsed by so many cruel conflicts". It has been the capital of the Israeli people since ancient times.

European countries have also expressed their concern regarding the issue in various statements.

He added that Israel must not allow its own interests to "disrupt what the United Nations has repeated many times, and what has also been the logical and coherent position of the Holy See for all the past decades".

Palestinians and Arab leaders have warned the move is a threat to the Middle East peace process.

The Kremlin also said that Russian Federation was concerned that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authorities could be aggravated further by Trump's expected move.

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