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"Blessed are the peacemakers," says pope in his message for next Peace Day
Papal message highlights fundamental rights (freedom of conscience, freedom of expression and freedom of religion) that are threatened by nihilism. The "crisis of democracy" is the consequence of the ongoing economic and political crises. The Second Vatican Council and John XXIII's Pacem in Terris are remembered.
11/12/2008 VATICAN – PEACE 2009
Global solidarity to fight poverty and build peace, says Pope
In his message for World Day of Peace, Benedict XVI looks at the “moral implications” of poverty and the false correlation between poverty and birthrate. Military spending takes resources from help to development. A global financial system that is limited to the short and very short term is dangerous for everyone. For the rich it is “foolish to build a luxury home in the midst of desert or decay.” Click on link at the end for full text.
01/01/2007 VATICAN – PEACE 2007
Gift and commitment to peace also for Bethlehem and the Holy Land, says Pope
Benedict XVI calls on the international community to make a real commitment to solving the Mideast conflict, which has lasted for “far too long”. He also demands greater truth in defending human rights, seen not as the outcome of positivistic “human agreements” but which are rather tied to the “inalienable dignity” of the person created by God. Mothers and children bear gifts during mass.
01/01/2006 VATICAN WORLD PEACE DAY 2006
Pope tells UN and governments that the world needs to switch on its courage to build peace
Benedict XVI reiterates the link between peace, truth and faith in God on Wolrd Peace Day. Peace is a permanent mission for Christians.
Pope: Religious Freedom The Path to Peace
This is theme chosen by Benedict XVI for the next World Day of Peace. The "Freedom of freedoms" it is consistent in search for truth and the truth of man. This excludes the "religion" of fundamentalism, instrumentalization and manipulation of truth.
13/12/2005 VATICAN WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2006
Let the truth of peace defeat the lies of violence, says Pope
'In Truth, Peace' is the title of Pope Benedict XVI's first message for World Day of Peace. Nihilism causes fanaticism, which in turn generates terrorism and violence.
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