Friday, May 29, 2009

Create true peace amidst global crisis by addressing injustices, Pope tells diplomats

Vatican City, May 29, 2009 / 10:31 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI received eight ambassadors hailing from countries ranging from Mongolia to Norway on Friday. Assuring the diplomats that the Catholic Church will work with them, the Pope called for a renewed effort to establish true peace, especially since the world is undergoing an economic and social crisis.

The Holy Father first addressed the diplomats as a group, then gave each of them a speech in written form concerning issues specific to his or her own country.

After telling the ambassadors that the Church stands ready and willing to offer her Gospel-based contribution, Benedict XVI turned his attention to how he believes the diplomats can create peace in their countries and the world.

"Today, in the midst of a worldwide social and economic crisis, people must regain an awareness of the need to struggle ... in order to establish true peace, with the aim of constructing a more just and prosperous world."

See also:

From VIS press release, "Injustices among Nations are Threats to Peace"

From, "Africa: Pope Benedict Receives New Envoys of Four Nations"


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