Card. Arinze: Pope’s Invocation for Peace a historic event

IsraelPentecost Sunday’s encounter to pray for peace in the Middle East, called for by Pope Francis when he recently travelled to the Holy Land, is widely being seen as an historic event 아크로벳 리더 9.

Present in the Vatican Gardens for the encounter with the Pope was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bartholomew I, together with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Free download of parasites.

Calling on God to act where human efforts have so far failed, Pope Francis, for the first time ever, convinced the leaders of the long embattled States to come together to pray for a common cause in an unprecedented bid for peace 언디스퓨티드 2.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, told Vatican Radio of his appreciation for the courageous initiative…

Cardinal Arinze describes the meeting as an historic one: “We pray that the effect may last long and be beyond all our hopes in bringing peace to the Holy Land, more immediately to Israel and the Palestinian State but wider to the whole Middle East” he said 혹성탈출 반격의 서막.
He notes that in that occasion the three religions were giving a good example: “Judaism, Christianity, Islam. It is very impressive to see Pope Francis praying with the Patriarch Bartholomew and then giving the opportunity to the Presidents of Israel and the Palestinian State to voice their own hopes and prayers for peace” microsoft word 무료 다운로드.

Of course – Cardinal Arinze says – we need political negotiations for peace: “of course we need governments to sit around a table and examine what are the areas of agreement and disagreement Age 2. But even more than that we need God’s blessing. Peace is a gift from God. It is possible that on our knees, in prayer, we may obtain what political negotiations have not been able to obtain” he said log4sql.jar 다운로드.

Cardinal Arinze says in his mind it was impressive to see the leaders of the two communities voice their desire for peace: “Which human being would prefer war to peace 유튜브 동영상 스마트폰? War causes destruction, loss of human life that cannot replaced, broken limbs, broken lives, fathers and mothers losing their children, friends losing their friends 백묵폰트 다운로드. Hatred is not healed by more hatred. It is healed by love” he said.

Concluding, Cardinal Arinze says that “our prayer is that we accompany Pope Francis and the two Presidents and Patriarch Bartholomew in begging God for the gift of peace for the land of Jesus where our Saviour walked; in begging God for smooth and friendly relations between followers of the three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – which each has places it considers most Sacred in that small area” he said 맥 운영체제 다운로드.

“It is possible to live in peace and harmony. It is our prayer and our hope that this will be so.
The event of Pentecost Sunday in the Pope’s own home goes down in history as we all pray to God for the gift of peace” he said.

Source: Vatican Radio

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