Pope says violence cannot solve world's conflicts
Violence cannot solve the world's conflicts, and it harms people and limits the future of humanity, Pope Benedict XVI said in a message to participants of an interreligious peace meeting.
In his written message, the Holy Father urged all people, but especially the young, "to have the courage to more actively dedicate themselves toward peace and dialogue, which are the only things that can allow one to look with hope toward the future of the planet."
The pope's appeal was read on Sunday by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon during a liturgy marking the start of a three-day international gathering dedicated to peace.
Sponsored by the Rome-based lay Community of Sant'Egidio and hosted by the Archdiocese of Lyon, the 19th International Meeting for Peace brought religious, cultural and political leaders from all over the world to discuss the theme "The Courage to Forge a Spiritual Humanism of Peace."
Pope tells peace meeting violence cannot solve world's conflicts (Catholic News Service 12/9/05)
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14 Sep 2005