Tag: Peace

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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Parishes heed bishops’ call to step up in prayer and action to end violence

Parishes heed bishops’ call to step up in prayer and action to end violence

| Matthew Davis and Jessica Trygstad | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout the summer, headlines across the country announced shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police officers. Some incidents spurred peaceful protests while others incited more violence, including the killing of police officers.
Many questions remain amid assertions of racism and injustice. But with encouragement from the U.S. bishops, many Catholics are starting conversations, fueled by prayer, to build their communities and seek an end to violence.

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N. Mpls. community convenes to quell violence

N. Mpls. community convenes to quell violence

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of people circled around a table in the narthex at St. Bridget in north Minneapolis the afternoon of Sept. 11. They were hunched over maps of north-side neighborhoods, determining where they would pray in the coming weeks and months.

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