Over the past month, Christ our Light Parish in Princeton and Zimmerman invited parishioners to help create the seed mosaic that depicts the Peaceful Kingdom from Isaiah 11:1-9.
As war continues to threaten the land of Jesus’ birth and to undermine the existence of Christian communities there, the international community must learn from the errors of the past and do more to bring lasting peace to the Middle East, Pope Francis said.
Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai appealed to world leaders to stop the war in Syria and to work for comprehensive peace through diplomatic means.
Jesus’ birth always is recalled among Christians as an awe-inspiring event of astounding beauty — an event to behold and to celebrate jubilantly.
Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them and travel a bit of the road with them.
Pope Francis spoke of consolidating peace and overcoming “the darkeness” of inequality and a lack of respect for human life to 1.1 million people gathered in the park in a late-afternoon Mass in Bogata, Columbia, Sept. 7.
Pope Francis is going to Colombia “as a pilgrim of hope and peace, to celebrate with you faith in our Lord and also to learn from your charity and your perseverance in the search for peace and harmony.”
Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Amidst anti-government protests in Venezuela which turned deadly after March 29, when the Venezuelan Supreme Court ruled to dissolve the country’s parliament, Pope Francis called for an end to the bloodshed.
Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as holy and condemn religiously inspired hatred as an idolatrous caricature of God.