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Pope Warns of 3 Key Threats to Peace
Posted on January 02, 2006
Benedict XVI says that terrorism, nihilism and fanatic fundamentalism are the current threats to world peace. The Pope's words echoed in St. Peter's Basilica on the first day of 2006, crowded with faithful, during his homily on the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God.
Pope Issues Call to Combat Terrorism
By NICOLE WINFIELD
The Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI warned Sunday that terrorism, nihilism and "fanatic fundamentalism" threatened world peace, and he called on individuals, governments and institutions to work together to combat them.
Benedict made the appeal during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to mark New Year's Day, which the Roman Catholic Church celebrates annually as its World Day of Peace.
In his homily, the pope said a "shock" of courage and faith in God was necessary to spread peace, and that everyone must work together to combat the threats to it.