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Pope calls on Christians to continue prayers for peace



18 Sept. 2013: Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed to Catholics and other Christians to continue praying for peace in the most troubled parts of the world, especially in Syria. He made the appeal at the end of his weekly general Audience in view of the United Nations "International Day of Peace," celebrated on September 21st..
The Holy Father noted that the World Council of Churches is calling on its members to pray on that day for peace. “I invite Catholics from around the world to join with other Christians to continue to ask God for the gift of peace in the most troubled parts of our planet”, the Pope said speaking in Italian. He wished that peace, the gift of Jesus, always live in our hearts and support the intentions and actions of the leaders of nations and all people of good will.” He urged all to commit themselves to encouraging all efforts for a diplomatic and political solution of all the focus points of war that still are a cause for concern”
The Pope particularly remembered the dear people of Syria, whose human tragedy, he said, can only be resolved through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for justice and the dignity of every person, especially the weakest and most defenceless.
Source: Sedoc




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