- Jan 25, 2020
Their convent is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, but the Comboni Sisters told visiting bishops they are trying to build bridges of peace rather than walls.
Days after the assassination of influential Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by the United States, Pope Francis issued an appeal for peace and calm amid what he said is an “air of tension” felt in many places throughout the world.
Three major themes, all among the top priorities of Pope Francis’s pontificate, were front and center during his foreign trips in 2019.
As he does every year, Pope Francis issued a special blessing on Christmas, offering prayers of peace for migrants and all countries facing violent conflict and asking Christians to do their part in showing God’s love in their daily actions.
On the last day of school before Christmas vacation, the students of Rome’s Pilo Albertelli High School were summoned to the school’s courtyard.
With much of Latin America in the throes of social and political unrest, which in most cases has endured for months, the continent’s bishops have turned to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the so-called “Empress of the Americas” and Latin America’s most famous woman, to lend a hand in the effort for peace.