- May 12, 2021
Several prominent officials in the Congolese Bishops’ Conference have voiced sadness over an incident earlier this week that left Italy’s ambassador to the country and two others dead, stressing the need to do more to promote peace.
Nearly a month after a military coup ousted Myanmar’s government, the country’s bishops have urged leaders in all parties at every level to strive for peace and reconciliation after two people died in protests over the weekend.
After his return from a 4-month exile, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk used his Christmas liturgies to plead for unity, reconciliation, and forgiveness amid his country’s ongoing political upheaval.
On Christmas day, as many are cooped inside unable to see friends and family due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis issued an appeal for peace and brotherhood, urging political leaders to ensure that scientific developments move forward, there is equal access to vaccines and other treatments.
The year, the Christmas tradition of the Peace Light of Bethlehem continues, despite COVID-19 restrictions and border and church closures.
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.