"We have to grow closer to the Lord, because God is our hope," Pope Francis said in his homily at morning Mass. Present at the Liturgy was the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak. "Christ overcomes the paralysis of humanity," the Pope said. "The paralysis of consciences is contagious. With the complicity of the poverties of history and of our sin, it can expand and enter into social structures and into communities to block entire peoples." He said, "Let us pray with confidence that in the Holy Land and all the Middle East peace might be able to rise from the often recurring and sometimes dramatic breaks [in the peace process]. Rather, let hatred and divisions be ended forever ...
December 9, 2013
Pope Francis: Peace for the Middle East, no to hatred
Video Title: Pope Francis: Peace for the Middle East, no to hatred. Source: Vatican. Date Published: December 9. Description: