Saturday, September 7, 2013

Join the prayer vigil for peace in the Middle East, live from Rome, now.
At least Pope Francis is doing something positive about it, bless him.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw1UYylwwuc
http://www.news.va/en/news/prayer-vigil-for-peace-with-pope-francis-schedule
UPDATE:  The 4-hour televised peace vigil called by Pope Francis has just concluded, at midnight our time. 
 The Israeli papers are already saying good things about it. The Times of Israel says "The peace vigil marked something of a novelty for the Vatican: Nothing of its kind has ever taken place in St. Peter’s Square ..." It says the Vatican estimated 70,000 were present.

See also the Yediot article "Pope calls for end to Syria spiral of death" at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4426847,00.html

The official translation of Francesco's homily is here: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/homilies/2013/documents/papa-francesco_20130907_veglia-pace_en.html
 

6 comments:

Kay said...

I agree. I don't know what the answer is, but I agree.

Cloudia said...

Ditto

Magia da Inês said...

♪♫° ·.
O que eu mais quero é a paz no mundo, para todos os corações em todos os lugares.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
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VP said...

Sorry, I really don't get this stuff...

JM said...

In what concerns the many aspects of the Vatican, let novelty comes. Please!

crystal said...

He does seem to really be interested in helping - he's written a letter to Putin too about Syria. I'm not sure how much good all this will do but it has raised people's consciousness about the situation at least.