John Paul II in Jerusalem

Prayer of the Pope John Paul II
at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

God of our fathers,
you chose Abraham and his descendants
to bring your Name to the Nations:
we are deeply saddened by the behavior of those
who in the course of history
have caused these children of yours to suffer,
and asking your forgiveness we wish to commit ourselves
to genuine brotherhood
with the people of the Covenant.


Sunday, 26 March 2000