Archive of January 1, 2009

Fight violence and build peace by tackling poverty, Pope urges

Jan 1, 2009 - 12:31 pm .- Presiding over the celebration of Mass for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, Pope Benedict XVI re-emphasized the need to fight poverty to build a society of peace. Violence, hatred and mistrust, which he called “forms of poverty,” must be brought to an end, especially in the Holy Land, he exhorted.

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