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Pope calls for start to “peace and dialogue” efforts in Libya and Ivory Coast
Heartfelt appeal of Benedict XVI to "all parties involved" at the end of the general audience. In his speech, devoted to St. Therese of Lisieux, he describes hers as the "Story of a Soul" a wonderful story of love for Jesus
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Pope Francis pained by attacks in Ivory Coast and Turkey
Telegrams are sent to Mgr Raymond Ahoua, bishop of Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast), and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who met the Pope during his visit to Turkey in 2014.
14/03/2016 13:28:00 IVORY COAST - ISLAM
PIME missionary: Abidjan attack work of foreign fundamentalists
About 13 militants landed from the sea fired opening fire on people gathered on the beach and hotels. Tourism, a major source of the economy, targeted. Al Qaeda claims responsibility. Attack similar to those in Tunisia, Mali and Burkina Faso. Dead include Lebanese, French and German national.
14/03/2016 14:24:00 IVORY COAST
Living among the Muslims of Ivory Coast, Fr Valmir sows reconciliation
From Brazil, the PIME missionary has been in the country’s north-west since 2013. Despite the threat of Boko Haram and mutual mistrust, he has created the conditions for a peaceful and fruitful dialogue between Christians and Muslims. For him, Christians feel a duty to “learn more about the religion of the other”. Living among Muslims, “one is called to give an account of one’s faith."
Pope Benedict: Progress in ecumenism with prayers for unity
Benedict XVI highlights the initiative of the week of prayer for Christian unity. Concluding the week, January 25th, his first encyclical will be published, "Deus caritas est". A special blessing for the 500 years of the Swiss Guard. Concern for the situation in Ivory Coast.
Pope: "the international community must a find peaceful solutions to the difficult situation in Libya"
Francis again asks for prayers at the general audience "for our Egyptian brothers," killed in Libya "for the mere fact of being Christian." Peace also for Ukraine. "Brother" and "sister" are "words that Christianity loves" and "history has shown enough, moreover, that the freedom and equality, without brotherhood, becomes filled with individualism and conformity, even personal interests".
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