At this time our soul is once more shaken by sad news with regard to deplorable acts of terrorism and violence, which have caused sorrow and death. I think of the dramatic events in Munich, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan, where numerous innocent people have lost their lives. I am close to the family and friends of the victims and the wounded. I invite you to unite yourselves with my prayer, that the Lord might inspire in all resolutions of goodness and fraternity. The more difficulties seem insurmountable and prospects of security and peace seem obscure, the more insistent must be our prayer.