Managua, Nicaragua, Jan 4, 2020 / 05:53 am America/Denver (CNA).
As political tensions continue in Nicaragua, the archbishop of Managua stressed that for peace to be achieved, people need to look past their differences and foster dialogue without exclusion or manipulation.
“Only by choosing the path of respect will it be possible to break the spiral of vengeance,” said Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes on the World Day of Peace, celebrated Jan. 1.
“Peace as the object of our hope is a precious good to which all humanity aspires,” he said.
“War often begins because of intolerance of other people's diversity, which foments the desire to possess and the will to dominate,” Brenes stressed, adding that war “is born in the heart of man because of egoism and pride, because of hatred that incites people to destroy, to frame others in a negative image, to exclude them or eliminate them.”
War feeds on broken relationships, abuse of power and ambitions, and fear of others and their differences, he said.