- Nov 25, 2020
In a significant move in South Sudan’s peace process, the country’s main opposition group Friday announced their adherence, thanks to the intercession of the Sant’Egidio community, to a 2018 peace deal that until recently they had opposed.
During an ecumenical and interreligious prayer liturgy for peace Tuesday, Pope Francis issued an appeal to fraternity as a remedy to war and conflict, insisting that love is what allows room for brotherhood to happen.
Pope Francis Sunday addressed the wave of protests that have swept through the globe this summer, some of which have turned violent, issuing an appeal for peaceful demonstrations and for those fueled by hate to let go and move toward forgiveness and reconciliation.
From Africa to South America, bishops are saying enough is enough to the violence which for years has gripped nations throughout these regions, turning to the traditional practice of prayer and fasting to obtain peace.
The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, an American bishop and a Japanese archbishop said as the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings at the end of World War II approached.
At a time when many within the Catholic Church are at odds with each other, Pope Francis on Sunday said that Jesus wasn’t “using nice turns of phrase” when he called upon those who follow him to “love your enemies.”