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Amazing! Pope Arranges Prayer for Peace with Israel & Palestinian Leaders | KFP Articles
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Sunday, 25 May 2014 10:28

The most incredible gesture was made by Pope Francis this weeked when he invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet in the Vatican to pray for peace.  Now even more amazing news, they have accepted the invitation.  Its hard to put to words the positive movement generated by Pope Francis' envagelism of peace but there is most definitely a beuatiful spirit of humility and action in his efforts.  Here's the report from the Associated Press:

At the end of Mass in the square, Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray with him for peace, saying: "I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer."

The offices of the Israeli and Palestinian presidents quickly confirmed that they had accepted the invitation, with the Palestinians saying the meeting would take place in June.

The best way to understand the spirit of Francis' work is to watch him in action.  Below is an video of Pope Francis visiting the Israeli-Palestinian wall.

 

Pope Francis at Israeli-Palestinian Wall from Rocco Palmo on Vimeo.

 In his homily at Manger Square Pope Francis summed up our prayer beautifully:

We entrust the future of our human family to Mary Most Holy, that new horizons may open in our world, with the promise of fraternity, solidarity and peace.

 


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