Benedict XVI Talks Peace on 9/11 Anniversary

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, SEPT. 11, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Four years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Benedict XVI appealed for the building of a more just and peaceful society.

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“Today, September 11, we remember the victims of terrorist violence throughout the world,” the Pope said today in English after reciting the Angelus with crowds gathered at the papal summer residence, south of Rome.

“May God inspire men and women of good will everywhere to renounce hatred and to build a world of justice, solidarity and peace,” added the Holy Father.

Benedict XVI also said a few words in French: “Our brothers are in need of reconciliation and peace.”

The Pope also urged all believers to be “witnesses of God’s mercy.”

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