On Christmas Day, remember Pope Francis’ recent words about peace and unity to end atrocities caused by terrorism. As always, a wise message.
It’s the third Christmas Day that we listen to Pope Francis reading the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” address from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica. What did he say? Of course, he calls for an end to the civil wars in Syria and Libya: “May the attention of the international community be unanimously directed to ending the atrocities which in those countries, as well as in Iraq, Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa, even now reap numerous victims, cause immense suffering and do not even spare the historical and cultural patrimony of entire peoples.”
Also, he was clearly referring to brutal terrorism including the November 13 attacks, and the downing of a Russian plane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula: “Only God’s mercy can free humanity from the many forms of evil, at times monstrous evil, which selfishness spawns in our midst,” he said. “The grace of God can convert hearts and offer mankind a way out of humanly insoluble situations.”
And he called for peace and asked God to bring consolation and strength to Christians who are being persecuted around the world Francis said the human dignity of far too many people around the world: “Even today great numbers of men and women are deprived of their human dignity and, like the child Jesus, suffer cold, poverty, and rejection.”
Of course, Yareah quote of the day is by Pope Francis and his message of peace and solidarity. What do you think? Tell us your opinion now!
“May our closeness today be felt by those who are most vulnerable, especially child soldiers, women who suffer violence, and the victims of human trafficking and the drug trade.”
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you. Merry Christmas!