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Pope appeals for One Minute for Peace initiative

Categories: Articles:Peacemaking, Articles:Social Justice | Published: 08/06/2017 | Views: 1509

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation in the 'One Minute for Peace' initiative to be held Thursday, 8 June, at 1pm Rome time.

He said the initiative represents: “a short moment of prayer on the recurrence of the meeting in the Vatican between me, the late Israeli President Peres, and the Palestinian President Abbas.”

Their encounter took place in the Vatican Gardens on 8 June 2014, during which the three men prayed together for peace.

The Holy Father said: “In our days, there is a great need to pray – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – for peace.”

His appeal came at the conclusion of his Wednesday General Audience with pilgrims in St Peter’s Square.

You can read the June 7th 2014 report of the historic meeting here

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