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Pope, Christian leaders pray for peace, victims of war

Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:25
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By Catholic News Service

Pope Francis talks with Patriarch Efrem II of the Syriac-Orthodox Church as religious leaders arrive for an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 20. The pope and other religious leaders participated in the event that marked the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II's Assisi interfaith peace gathering.

ASSISI, Italy — Jesus' cry of thirst on the cross is heard today in the cries of innocent victims of war in the world, Pope Francis said.

Christians are called to contemplate Christ in “the voice of the suffering, the hidden cry of the little innocent ones to whom the light of this world is denied,” the pope said Sept. 20 at a prayer service in Assisi with other Christian leaders, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury.

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