Italy: Pope Francis thanks Pax Christi Italy for participation in World Day of Peace initiatives


from Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis thanked all the groups who took part in initiatives for this year's World Day of Peace, in his comments following the Angelus prayers with pilgrims in St Peter's Square.

The Holy Father said: "I express my appreciation for the many initiatives of prayer and actions for peace, organized throughout the world, on the occasion of today's World Day of Peace."

"I'm thinking, in particular, of the National March held yesterday evening at Sotto il Monte, promoted by CEI (Italian Bishops Conference), Italian Caritas, Pax Christi and Catholic Action. And I greet the participants in the 'Peace in All Lands' manifestation, promoted in Rome and in many countries by Sant'Egidio Community. Dear friends, I encourage you to go forward joyfully in your commitment of solidarity, especially in the peripheries of cities, to foster peaceful coexistence."

Pax Christi Italy was a co-sponsor of the National March. 


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