“Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be recognised as children of God….”
Matthew 5: 9
“And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.”
Pope Francis 31 March 2013
Nor is peace “simply the absence of warfare, based on a precarious balance of power, it is fashioned by efforts directed day after day towards the establishment of the ordered universe willed by God, with a more perfect justice among men.” 179
Pope Francis “Evangelii Gaudium “2013
“I wish to mark this sombre centenary (the outbreak in 1914 of the Great war) – by inviting you to make 2014 a year of prayer for peace in our world and for peace in our hearts and consciences: truly a year for reconciliation.”
Bishop Mark Davies ; Peace Sunday Pastoral Letter, January 2014.