Netizens of The Word

“Building peace by means of fighting poverty” – Fr. Mercado, OMI

Posted by exodians on January 4, 2009


Stumbled upon: GMANEWS.TV

Each first day of the New Year, in the Catholic circle, is dedicated to World Day of Peace. For 2009, Pope Benedict XVI addresses the entire world and reminds all people of goodwill of the intimate tie between poverty and peace. His World Day of Peace message is entitled ‘Fighting Poverty to Build Peace’. The peace message that the pope gives us for 2009, surprisingly, connects us to the social teaching of the church – often labeled as the Church’s ‘well-guarded secrets’. In speaking about poverty, the pope goes beyond the material poverty that ails the world. It reminds the world of the relation between poverty and its spiritual and the moral dimensions, particularly in affluent societies. Read the complete entry

Message of peace delivered to all mankind



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