Pope Francis urged the world this Saturday, 1st, to “roll up their sleeves” for peace in his New Year message, in which he asked the faithful to be positive and work to build a better society.
On the 55th World Day of Peace, the pontiff dedicated his speech to encouraging an end to violence and told the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square to keep the peace in their thoughts.
“Let’s go home thinking about peace, peace, peace. We need peace,” the pope said after the Angelus prayer. Under a sunny sky, Francis reminded the faithful that peace requires “concrete gestures”, such as forgiving others and promoting justice.
Earlier, during a mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in honor of the Virgin Mary, Francis gave a homily in which he called violence against women an insult to God.
“How much violence exists against women! He arrives! To hurt a woman is to insult God, who took humanity from a woman”, he said. Francisco dedicated his homily to women and mothers, and said that they are the ones who “are able to keep the dream and the concrete together, avoiding deviations from aseptic pragmatism and abstraction”. Mothers, he continued, “know how to hold the threads of life together” and, therefore, are essential in today’s world, as they are “capable of weaving threads of communion, which are opposed to the barbed wires of the divisions, which are so many”.
(With international agencies)
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