>> Pope Francis, using his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli Palestinian conflict. It comes three weeks after US President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol, reversing years of US policy and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies.
>> The Pope's message comes as Israel thanked Guatemala for mirroring Trump's declaration, announcing its decision to move its embassy from the outskirts of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
>> We believe that this is an important sign of friendship. And the country such as Guatemala which has been a friend of Israel for many, many years is clearly in the position to show that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel.>> Guatemala was one of seven countries to join the U.S. and Israel in voting against the States' UN resolution which rejected Trump's declaration.
President Jimmy Morales' decision is being seen as an effort to curry favor with Trump and distract attention from political problems at home.