» 10/27/2011, 00.00
The world's religions commitment to peace
The day of pilgrimage to Assisi begins with interventions, the representatives of various confessions that accompany Benedict XVI express their witness for peace between faiths, and towards creation.
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Assisi 2011: Asian religiosity, modelled on St. Francis
On October 27 we will celebrate the Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace in Assisi, 25 years after the pilgrimage in 1986 invoked by Pope John Paul II. Anton Meemana, a Catholic University professor, believes religious leaders should "be alert to the problem of anti-Christian persecution," because "a true Christian is a blessing and a challenge for all humanity, never a burden or a disgrace."
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Pope: peace is not built by the sword, but by being ready to suffer rejection and persecution
On the eve of the Assisi Day, Benedict XVI invites us to pray that "in a world still torn by hatred, division, selfishness, war," it may "encourage dialogue between people of different religious affiliation and bring a ray of light that can illuminate the minds and hearts of all men, so that rancor give way to forgiveness, division to reconciliation, hatred to love, violence to gentleness, and peace reign in the world. "
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Pope: Assisi represents the millions of men who are committed to promoting peace and justice
Benedict receives the delegations who participated in the Assisi Day. Meetings of this kind "are a clear expression of the fact that every day in the world, people of different religions live and work together in harmony."
Pope leaves Vatican train station bound for Assisi 2011
The Day of "pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace” has begun. Together with the pope, 300 delegates from over 50 countries worldwide. At least 100 are from Asia, the Muslim presence is growing. Unlike Assisi 1986, this time there are also representatives of those who do not belong to any religion, but who are “searching for the truth". No common prayer. The arrival in Assisi scheduled for 9.45.
Pope: Francis’s conversion, a gesture of love for God, source of dialogue and peace
Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the conversion for the saint, Benedict XVI underscores the “Christian” nature of the values and way of life of the Poor man from Assisi, fruit of his love for Christ. The 1986 Assisi meeting, a “prophetic intuition” capable of uniting dialogue and the spreading of the Word.
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