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Nepal: boom in Valentine's Day cards inspired by Pope's message of peace
Valentine's Day becomes an opportunity to recall sentiment for loved ones and instill hope for the future. Manufacturers of gift cards stress the demand for gifts with phrases and slogans in praise of peace, dialogue and solidarity between people.
Pope: purpose of mission is to spread
In his message for the World Mission Day, Benedict XVI stresses that "if it is not guided by charity, if it does not spring, that is, from a profound act of divine love," mission, the primary task of the ecclesial community, "risks reducing itself to mere philanthropic and social activity."
16/12/2010 PEACE 2011
Fundamentalism and relativism, enemies of religious freedom and peace
In his message for World Day of Peace 2011, Benedict XVI shows solidarity with the many persecuted Christians (Iraq, the Holy Land, ...), but also highlights that persecution does not only come from Islamic terrorism, but also secular Western society that stifles the religious dimension, eliminating an important element for human life and coexistence between peoples.
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.
01/01/2006 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.
04/01/2012 PAKISTAN – PEACE 2012
Faisalabad: Christians and Muslims back pope’s peace message
For the 45th World Day of Peace, Christian associations organise demonstrations against extremism, discrimination, intolerance and terrorism in Pakistani society. Citing Benedict XVI peace message, one participant stresses the “education challenge” Pakistan faces.
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