Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pope Benedict this morning calls for peace

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2007 / 09:33 am (CNA).- This morning, Pope Benedict told participants in the annual Meeting of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO), of his "pain and concern for the delicate situation affecting vast areas of the Middle East." The Holy Father reiterated his concern and call for peace in a separate meeting with the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

He described the current situation in the Middle East by saying, "Peace, becomes even more fragile because of injustices, old and new. Thus it is extinguished altogether and gives way to violence which often degenerates into more or less open war until it ends up, as in our own time, as an urgent international problem."

Read the full story from the Catholic News Agency about Pope Benedict calling for peace in the Middle East here.

3 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Injustices are a source of deep pain, clearly. May we humbly respect all who suffer in the Middle East that we might be part of a meaningful resolution to the problems there.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...
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Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you for your beautiful sentiments, Sandy. Let us continue to pray for peace in the Middle East.

God bless,
Donna