"Faced with the tragic situation of persistent poverty which
afflicts so many people in our world, how can we fail to see that
the quest for profit at any cost and the lack of effective, responsible
concern for the common good have concentrated immense resources
in the hands of a few while the rest of humanity suffers in poverty
Pope John Paul II, 2003 Lenten Message
"On this World Day of Peace 2003, let us all resolve to have
this same outlook: trust in the merciful and compassionate God who
calls us to brotherhood [and sisterhood], and confidence in the
men and women of our time because, like those of every other time,
they bear the image of God in their souls. It is on this basis that
we can hope to build a world of peace on earth."
Pope John Paul II, 2003 Message for the World Day of Peace
"Respect for nature by everyone, a policy of openness to immigrants,
the cancellation or significant reduction of the debt of poorer
nations, the promotion of peace through dialogue and negotiation,
the primacy of the rule of law: these are the priorities which the
leaders of the developed nations cannot disregard. A global world
is essentially a world of solidarity!"
Pope John Paul II, Address to George W. Bush, July 23, 2001
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silence of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and duty.
Pope Oscar Romero
If you want peace, work for justice.
Pope Paul VI
Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with
Pope John Paul II
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