Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Across a look and a prayer

In solidarity : across a look and a prayer

“Many conflicts are taking place amid general indifference. To all those who live in lands where weapons impose terror and destruction, I assure you of my personal closeness and that of the whole Church, whose mission is to bring Christ’s love to the defenceless victims of forgotten wars through her prayers for peace, her service to the wounded, the starving, refugees, the displaced and all those who live in fear. The Church also speaks out in order to make leaders hear the cry of pain of the suffering and to put an end to every form of hostility, abuse and the violation of fundamental human rights

For this reason, I appeal forcefully to all those who sow violence and death by force of arms: in the person you today see simply as an enemy to be beaten, discover rather your brother or sister, and hold back your hand! Give up the way of arms and go out to meet the other in dialogue, pardon and reconciliation, in order to rebuild justice, trust, and hope around you!”  Pope Francis – World Day of Pace, 1 January 2014

 

3 Photos of Syria: Damascus and Der Al Zor (a city situated 450 km away from Damascus on the way towards Turkey and Iraq )

3 Photos of Bouar (Central African Republic):

-          The refugees gathered near the cathedral

-          A small girl with an amputated arm

-          Misca militaries who supervise the city

 

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