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Pope Francis carries forward papal commitment to peace

Sep 7, 2013 - 06:35 am .- In calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace on Sept. 7, Pope Francis is following a long tradition of Popes showing a deep commitment to peace.

Vatican diplomat promotes moderation among Syrians

Sep 6, 2013 - 10:45 am .- Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Vatican City's secretary for relations with states, told a group of ambassadors that stakeholders in the Syrian civil war should distance themselves from extremism.

Pope’s vigil for Syrian peace expected to be biggest in decades

Sep 5, 2013 - 11:43 am .- A four-hour prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square for peace in Syria, initiated by Pope Francis and to be held this Saturday, will be the largest the Vatican has seen in years, according to the Holy See’s press director.

Melkite leader says attacks on Syria would worsen situation

Sep 4, 2013 - 01:15 am .- The leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has argued that despite reported chemical attacks in Syria, foreign military intervention is a destructive option that will only worsen the situation.

Pope Francis announces global prayer vigil for peace on Sept. 7

Sep 1, 2013 - 07:55 am .- Departing from his typical reflections on the Sunday gospel, Pope Francis used his Angelus audience today to call for peace throughout the world, particularly in conflict-ridden Syria.

US weighs military action in Syria as bishops call for dialogue

Aug 30, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Top U.S. officials say they are still considering a “narrow” military response to the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria, as a representative of the U.S. bishops urges negotiations aimed at peace.

Pope links fraternity and peace in 2014 theme

Jul 31, 2013 - 09:51 am .- Pope Francis’ message for the Jan. 1, 2014 World Day of Peace is that living a life of fraternity can lead to peace for a world struggling with many tragedies.

World Youth Day participants hope to build peaceful future

Jul 22, 2013 - 12:47 pm .- Journalists from across the world heard stories of faith and determination from young people attending World Youth Day 2013 in the hopes of working for a more just and peaceful society.

Black pastors call for peace amid Trayvon Martin protests

Jul 19, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Reacting to the protests and scattered violence in response to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, a group of black Christian ministers has called for peace.

Murdered Guatemalan bishop remembered for peace efforts

Apr 30, 2013 - 01:12 pm .- During a Mass to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi’s death, Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian of Guatemala City recalled the late bishop as a “martyr of peace.”

Boston priest comforts locals, says Christ offers 'real healing'

Apr 16, 2013 - 06:08 pm .- A priest who offered consolation to passers-by after the explosion at the Boston Marathon said that the event left him with the impression that evil can only be properly understood in the light of Christ’s passion and resurrection.

Youths who wrote Good Friday meditations ask for peace

Mar 29, 2013 - 09:58 am .- A leader of the Lebanese youth groups that wrote the meditations for today’s Via Crucis at the Coliseum said they focus on unity and peace between Christians and Muslims.

Achieving peace requires respect for all human life, Pope states

Dec 14, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- More than anything else, the path to peace involves “respect for human life in all its many aspects,” Pope Benedict XVI said in his message for the annual World Day of Peace.

Pope to speak on 'crisis of democracy'

Jul 16, 2012 - 05:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will use his annual message for the 46th World Day of Peace this Jan. 1 to examine the “worrying crisis of democracy,” the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said July 16.

Orchestra performance inspires Pope's message on peace

Jul 12, 2012 - 02:09 am .- Pope Benedict XVI believes that music can help bring different nations and creeds together – as shown by the renowned West-Eastern Divan Orchestra that performed for him to mark St. Benedict’s Day July 11.

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