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Religions in Jerusalem must live in peace, Pope says

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2017 / 04:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meeting with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem on Monday, Pope Francis said that the different religions in Jerusalem must live together in peace, preserving dignity and rights so that suffering and violence can end. “The Holy […]

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On Christmas Day, Pope Francis prays for peace around the world

Vatican City, Dec 25, 2016 / 05:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" blessing Christmas Day, Pope Francis prayed that the Child Jesus, also called the Prince of Peace, would bring a real and lasting peace to everyone suffering from violence and conflict around […]

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Pope Francis leads synod in praying for peace in the Middle East

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2015 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This morning, Pope Francis offered one of the synod’s daily moments of prayer for peace in the Middle East, and appealed the international community to put immediate interests aside, and find solutions. “Dear Synod Fathers, dear brothers […]

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Stop chatting during the Sign of Peace, says Brazilian bishop

Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug 11, 2015 / 06:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The sign of peace during Mass is not a time for congratulations or small talk, but a prayerful time to wish peace to those closest to each person, clarified the bishop of Barretos in Sao Paulo, […]

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At Lourdes shrine, ‘wounded warriors’ can pray for peace and healing

Lourdes, France, May 17, 2015 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Military service members’ annual pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Lourdes can be a time of healing and peace, especially during the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the head of the U.S. Archdiocese […]

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Justice and truth are the keys to peace in Central African Republic, Pope says

Vatican City, May 15, 2015 / 11:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' address to the bishops of the Central African Republic on Friday focused on the Church's role in fostering reconciliation in the war-torn country, urging a deeper adhesion to the Gospel and the importance of honesty […]

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Muslims respond to Chapel Hill shootings with prayer, calls for peace

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2015 / 05:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Muslims gathered in front of the White House to pray for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting on Friday, emphasizing a message of peace and love in response to the killing.   “We thought it would […]

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In Ukraine, Pope Francis backs effort for peace – not any particular party

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following mixed interpretations of Pope Francis’ words on the crisis in Ukraine, the director of the Holy See press office said on Tuesday that the Holy See's overarching interest is in peace and negotiation. Pope Francis “has […]

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Pope tells diplomats to work for peace amid a world rife with conflict

Vatican City, Jan 12, 2015 / 07:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told Vatican diplomats that peace – which is a communal responsibility – is the only solution to global issues like war, terrorism and social problems such as unemployment and slavery. “Today I wish to repeat […]

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Preparing for Francis, Sri Lanka Church considers roadmap for peace

New York City, N.Y., Jan 6, 2015 / 02:57 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Deep wounds have barely begun healing. Only few years have passed since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in May 2009. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people died in the […]

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