Pope: May Turks and Armenians take up again the journey of reconciliation

In the face of so many obstacles along the path to peace, and of the disastrous consequences of war – peoples forced to abandon everything, especially in the Middle East; the proliferation of arms trafficking; lack of respect for the human person – Christians are called to share the Gospel, in a coherent way, with the whole world. That was the message of Pope Francis during an ecumenical gathering devoted to prayer for peace, in Yerevan’s Republic Square. By his side was the Armenian Catholicos Karekin II, who echoed his remarks. Pope Francis said that unity is not concerned “with strategic advantages sought out of mutual self-interest.” Rather, it is what Jesus requires of His disciples, who are call …

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