Cynics tell us that prayers are of no avail against political power and violence. But at a peace vigil on September 7 the Holy Father spoke of how peace is possible: “Yes, it is possible for everyone.” We give thanks that diplomatic steps are underway to destroy the chemical weapons in Syria and we pray for lasting peace and justice in that region of our world.
During the prayer vigil Pope Francis reminded us of how violence can be unleashed: “When man thinks only of himself, of his own interest and places himself in the centre, when he permits himself to be captivated by the idols of dominion and power, when he puts himself in God’s place, then all relationships are broken and everything is ruined; then the door opens to violence, indifference and conflict.”
Click here to read the words of Pope Francis.
Posted: September 19, 2013