Sunday, November 29, 2015

#PopeFrancis “My wish, is that you can live in peace, regardless of your ethnic group, your culture, your religion..." at Refugee Camp in CAR Africa

Pope Francis greeting children at the camp for displaced people in Bangui. - AFP
Pope Francis greeting children at the camp for displaced people in Bangui. - AFP
29/11/2015 13:05


(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Sunday visited a refugee camp in Bangui housing people displaced by the sectarian violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and told them “we are all brothers, regardless of our ethnic or religious group.”  In brief off-the-cuff remarks to those living in the camp, the Pope said “We must work, pray and do everything possible for peace.” But as he then went on to warn, “peace is not possible without love, without friendship, without tolerance and without forgiveness.”
Speaking whilst surrounded by many children, the Pope told them he had read what the children had written: “peace, forgiveness, unity and love.” “My wish,” he continued, “is that you can live in peace, regardless of your ethnic group, your culture, your religion and your social background… everybody living in peace because we are all brothers.”  He then urged those present to repeat the words “we are all brothers,” saying it was for this reason that “we want peace.”
RomeReports: 
POPE FRANCIS
"I greet all of you and I tell all of you what I've read that children have written: Peace, forgiveness, unity, love, many things...We have to work and pray and do everything for peace. But peace without love, without friendship, without tolerance, without forgiveness, is not possible. Every one of us must do something. I hope for peace for you and for all Central Africans. A great peace between you. If you want to live in peace, it must be with anyp ethnicity, culture, religion, or social class. But everyone in peace. Everyone. Because we are all brothers. I would like for everyone to say together, 'We are all brothers.'”

"And for that reason, because we are all brothers, we hope for peace. I will give you the blessing of Lord.”

"And pray for me.”

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