Tag: Peace

Real peace requires sincere dialogue, hard work, Colombian prelate says

Real peace requires sincere dialogue, hard work, Colombian prelate says

| Beth Griffin | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Peace is a gift from God and not an imposition, a Colombian archbishop told those gathered for a Sept. 17 prayer service on the eve of the opening of the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly.

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Facing facts, coming to terms with one’s past bring peace, pope says

Facing facts, coming to terms with one’s past bring peace, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

People need to make peace with their lives and anything they are running from, rather than lose themselves to escapism and playful distraction, Pope Francis said.

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Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says

Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

As war continues to threaten the land of Jesus’ birth and to undermine the existence of Christian communities there, the international community must learn from the errors of the past and do more to bring lasting peace to the Middle East, Pope Francis said.

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Pope launches appeal that World Cup in Russia helps promote peace

Pope launches appeal that World Cup in Russia helps promote peace

| Carol Glatz | June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As 32 nations get ready to vie for the World Cup in Russia, Pope Francis greeted players, organizers and soccer fans who will be following “this event that overcomes all borders.”

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Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases

Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases

As the world witnesses “another outburst of hatred and violence, which is once again bleeding all over the Holy Land,” the head of Jerusalem’s Latin Patriarchate called for prayers for peace.

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Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an unusual move late Dec. 30, the pope had the Vatican press office and Vatican media distribute a copy of a famous photograph from the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

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Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

| December 11, 2017 | 4 Comments

Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail.

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Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians and Buddhists are called by faith to overcome evil with goodness and violence with peace, Pope Francis said during a meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s Buddhist community.

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary together in the school gym.

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Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Let us beg the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence,” Pope Francis prayed after a week of deadly terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

| Cindy Wooden | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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