Pope Francis condemned the violence in the Middle East, speaking at an ecumenical prayer meeting in Bari on Saturday. «'Let there be peace' is the cry of many Abel [Cain and Abel] of today who ascend to the throne of God. For them we can no longer afford, in the Middle East as anywhere in the world, to say: «Am I my brother's keeper?» he asked. «Indifference kills, and we want to be a voice... Еще that contrasts the murder of indifference,» added Pope Francis. Heads and representatives of some 19 Christian Churches and Communities of the Middle East were present at the meeting. The meeting also saw the participation of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople of the Eastern Orthodox Church Bartholomew I and Russian Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev.