Reflections

Pope Francis in Bari: ‘May the Middle East be an ark of peace, not war!’

Monday 9 July 2018

Vatican News

Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in the square outside of the Basilica of St Nicholas, in the Italian city of Bari, on Saturday after meeting with Catholic and Orthodox leaders. He reflected on the Middle Eastern origins of the Christian tradition, and of the commitment undertaken by the religious leaders to walk, pray, and work together ‘in the hope that the art of encounter will prevail over strategies of conflict’.
Jesus comes from the Middle East
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