- Inés San Martín
- Sep 12, 2019
In a country overcoming decades of conflict, Pope Francis on Friday told some 40,000 people that they have the right to peace, but that they have to build their country on forgiveness and not “plotting opportunities for retaliation.”
Pope Francis said Friday in Mozambique that the planet too has been abandoned and maltreated, and she “groans in travail.”
In Africa, the Catholic Church plays a crucial role in peace building.
On Friday, Pope Francis was due to touch down in Madagascar, the second leg of his three-nation African trip. Crux spoke to the Catholic Relief Services country representative ahead of the visit.
Pope Francis told priests in Mozambique that it’s possible to “find the incentive needed to respond with the same generosity and concern as Mary,” particularly regarding a crisis in the priesthood.
Visiting a violence-plagued African nation, Pope Francis Thursday was greeted by young people chanting “reconciliation.”