23 January 2018
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Message for 2008 World Day of Peace


28/12/2007
A family with father, mother and 12 children as a community of peace
Here is a commentary on Benedict XVI’s message for World Day of Peace on the family from a couple of Indian parents, who went from having their first child born with disabilities to finding Christ and the path of mission, skirting the ways of hedonism.

12/12/2007
Iraqi bishop: West, rediscover the family as a school of peace
“In Germany the Muslim women push children in prams along the streets while German women have their dogs and cats”. The provoking remark by Msgr. Louis Sako, Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk comments on Benedict XVI’s World Day for Peace message 2008.

11/12/2007
Anyone who undermines the family undermines peace, says Pope
In his message for World Peace Day Benedict XVI says that in the family one can experience and be taught peace. For this reason the “family of peoples” must protect it and be inspired by it so as to be able to manage the “common house.” Mankind, which is more important than nature, must use the natural environment and the international community in non-selfish ways and be concerned about a model of sustainable development, all of which requires a moral norm. The Pope also expresses concerns over the arms race, including the race for atomic weapons.

11/12/2007
The Pope on the war against the family and world peace
Pro-family policies are needed for universal peace in China as much as in Italy. The reference to God is not the cause of religious wars, but rather the basis for world coexistence.



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EGYPT – LEBANON
Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

Fady Noun

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.


CHINA
Yunnan: Christians accused of membership in an apocalyptic sect get up to 13 years in prison



The Three Grades of Servants cult, an underground pseudo-Protestant sect founded in Henan, is especially strong in the countryside. Those convicted claim they are just ordinary Christians and know nothing about the sect. Defense lawyers have been threatened with loss of their license to practice.


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