"We never learn", he said with regret.
He said, "I express my great pain for the dead and wounded and I am close in prayer and affection to all those who are suffering".
"Christian education is a child's right; it seeks to guide them gradually to know God's plan in Christ", so they will be able to personally take up the faith in which they were baptized, he said.
The Associated Press reported that the same day the United States was inaugurating its embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests along the Gaza border May 14.
"I am very anxious and saddened by the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land and in the Middle East, and by the spiral of violence that is increasingly moving away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiations". "War begets war, violence begets violence". He also led Catholics in praying a Hail Mary to ask for the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace.
Francis didn't single out either the Israelis or the Palestinians in his comments, instead urging all sides and the global community to 'renew their commitment so that dialogue, justice and peace prevail'.
Pope Francis finished his catechesis on baptism with an especially energetic audience.
Again quoting the words of St. Paul, he said: "Clothe yourselves with sentiments of tenderness, of goodness, of humility, of meekness, of magnanimity, enduring each other and forgiving one another".
Giving the newly baptized a candle lit from the paschal candle represents the risen Christ they have received, he said. He explained that is symbolized the fire of faith passing from the godparents and parents to the child.
However, the Chilean media have reported that Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, retired archbishop of Santiago and a member of Pope Francis' worldwide Council of Cardinals, will not attend.