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Pope responds to Venezuelan peace talks invitation

Apr 11, 2014 - 03:31 am .- Responding to an invitation from Venezuela's foreign affairs minister to participate in the country’s peace talks, Pope Francis sent a letter to all parties involved, encouraging them to foster open dialogue.

Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

Mar 24, 2014 - 05:01 am .- In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to find a peaceful solution to conflicts and to seek the common good over personal interests.

New Pakistan archbishop emphasizes social harmony between religions

Feb 17, 2014 - 03:56 pm .- The new Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan, has asked people to pray that he has “courage and faith,” stressing the need for justice and respect between religions.

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:56 am .- In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray for peace and unity as political unrest continues.

Argentine rabbi: Pope's visit to Holy Land could foster peace

Jan 16, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, believes that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the Holy Land is a chance to bring a message of peace to the world.

Peace requires 'daily commitment,' says Pope in Christmas message

Dec 25, 2013 - 05:34 am .- In his Christmas message, Pope Francis prayed for peace throughout the world as a fruit of God`s grace, to be shared by every human person.

Pope urges Egyptian Christians to 'Be strong, do not fear!'

Dec 9, 2013 - 06:41 am .- Pope Francis concelebrated his daily Mass this morning with the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, offering prayers for peace, and renewing his call for religious freedom throughout the Middle East.

Pope: 'seed of eternity' has been planted in our hearts

Dec 4, 2013 - 05:37 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the resurrection of the body, explaining that we are “imprinted” with eternal life, which we are able to experience even now through the sacraments.

A Church without joy is unimaginable, Pope Francis says

Dec 3, 2013 - 06:07 am .- The Pope focused his daily homily this morning on the themes of joy and peace, emphasizing that our God “is joyful,” and that the Church’s mission of transmitting this joy to others brings authentic peace.

Argentine congress recommends Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 2, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize for his call to end the violence in Syria.

Vatican launches healthcare initiative for Syrian refugee children

Nov 29, 2013 - 06:31 am .- The Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” has collaborated with other Catholic organizations in order to arrange a special mission which will provide basic medicines needed for the care of refugee children in Lebanon.

Pope stresses relevance of Bl. John XXIII's peace encyclical

Oct 3, 2013 - 01:52 pm .- Bl. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on peace should remind everyone of the need to “build peace on the example of Jesus Christ,” Pope Francis said Oct. 3.

Peace the only solution, Pope says in wake of Pakistan bombing

Sep 23, 2013 - 03:21 am .- Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable and urging peace efforts in the region.

Nigerian bishops echo Pope's prayers for peace

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The bishops of Nigeria have praised Pope Francis’ “inspiring leadership,” saying his Sept. 7 vigil for peace in Syria highlighted “the constant need of prayer for peace” in their country as well.

Religious liberty key to peace in Middle East, cardinal says

Sep 11, 2013 - 04:46 pm .- Lasting peace in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East requires respect for human rights, including a vigorous freedom of religion, said Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Church in Colombia convenes national peace pilgrimage

Sep 9, 2013 - 04:06 pm .- The Colombian bishops are inviting the faithful of their country to take part in a pilgrimage for peace and reconciliation during the national Week for Peace this month.

Pope Francis continues peace appeals on Twitter

Sep 9, 2013 - 01:42 pm .- After a global day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and throughout the world, Pope Francis is continuing his calls for peace, hope and negotiations through messages on social media.

Taking sides in Syria conflict 'unreasonable,' bishop says

Sep 9, 2013 - 10:08 am .- Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln says that a solution to the violence in Syria must be achieved, not through more violence or “taking sides” with one of the warring factions, but by speaking the truth “boldly.”

Papal peace vigil draws positive response

Sep 8, 2013 - 01:29 am .- Pope Francis’ four-hour Saturday prayer vigil is part of a “major peace initiative” that is receiving a favorable reaction across religious lines, a leading Vatican communications figure has said.

Embrace peace, Pope tells massive prayer vigil

Sep 7, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- Addressing myriad people in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis denounced war as a “defeat for humanity” and called on world leaders and individual Christians alike to rebuild a “shattered” harmony.

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