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Young people united for peace and on the way to the Beatitudes

“My dear young ones, be in the front line in this arduous task of building peace in the world”, said Cardinal Rylko to the young people attending the Shalom Youth Congress (SYC or CJS, read more Here). Encouraged by the power of the Holy Spirit and the voice of the Church, nearly 300 young people […]

CJS-France 2015: A sign of Peace

Despite all the atrocities that occurred in Paris, France, in the early November 2015, the Archdiocese of Evry-Corbeil-Essone, only 30km away from Paris, welcomed over 300 young people from different parts of world in the CJS (click HERE) event. These Catholic youngsters wanted to be a sign of Peace to the world as they gathered there to pray, […]

Shalom Youth Congress: `Youth for Peace’

One week after the dreadful terrorist attacks in Paris, France, not very far from there something else took place. This time is not something fearful but quite the opposite: it is cheerful and most of all hopeful. The Shalom Catholic Community hosted the Congrès de Jeunes Shalom (CJS), that is, the Shalom Youth Congress. The Community, […]

Pope: “Int’l community must take concrete steps for peace

Pope Francis has called on the international community to take concrete steps to bring about peace and to protect all those who are victims of war and persecution. In  a wide-ranging discourse to members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, the Pope focused on a series of urgent issues which – he said […]

Pope Francis: May Turkey have peace, coexistence, dignity

Shortly after his arrival in Ankara Friday for a three day pastoral visit to Turkey, Pope Francis visited the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the modern-day Republic of Turkey. The Pope was greeted by the Commander of the Guards, laid a wreath of flowers and paused for a few […]

Pray for Peace: An invitation to all people.

The Cardinal of Toronto Sir Thomas Collins is inviting us all to gather together and pray for Peace. He will host an interfaith Prayer service at St. Paul’s Basilica 83 Power St. – Toronto  – Sunday September 7 at 3:00 pm “United we stand, divided we fall” This is the 11th hour, the Cardinal remind us […]

Pope to Israeli President Peres: May Jerusalem be the City of Peace

Pope Francis paid a visit to Israeli President Shimon Peres on the last day of his three day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  In an encounter with the press ahead of a private meeting, Mr. Peres told the Holy Father peace requires “creativity and inspiration” and observed that Pope Francis possessed both.  For his part, […]
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