Friday, March 22, 2013

Papal meeting with diplomats

Spiritual poverty threatens world peace, Pope states
Pope Francis greets a diplomat during an audience with the Vatican diplomatic corps in the Apostolic Palace's Sala.
CNS photo / Tony Gentile, Reuters.
Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Francis invited the diplomats accredited to the Holy See to join him in fighting both material and spiritual poverty, which both contribute to lack of peace in the world.

"Fighting poverty, both material and spiritual; building peace; and constructing bridges: these, as it were, are the reference points for a journey that I want to invite each of the countries here represented to take up," Pope Francis said March 22.

The Pope met in the Regia Hall of the Apostolic Palace with representatives from more than 180 countries, sovereign orders, and international organizations that have formal relations with the Vatican.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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