Vatican City, Oct 3, 2013 / 12:52 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.
The failure to work for justice means "there can be no real peace and harmony," the Pope said, according to Vatican Radio.
Everyone should promote and practice "justice with truth and love" while contributing to "integral human development," he added. This means an end to "egotism, individualism, and group interests at every level."
The Pope reflected on the relevance of the 1963 encyclical "Pacem in Terris" – or "Peace on Earth – written by Bl. John XXIII, who will be canonized next spring.