Thanks to a new initiative launched by the Apostleship of Prayer, yesterday on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis revealed his prayer intention of interreligious dialogue for January, reported Vatican Radio.
In the Spanish message, with subtitles in 10 languages, Francis states he prays that “sincere dialogue between men and women of different religions may yield fruits of peace and justice.” It also shows the Argentine Pope with believers of other religions, including Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, who each profess their faith and together declare they believe in love.
In the video, the Pope calls for interreligious dialogue, noting, “Most of the planet’s inhabitants declare themselves believers,” and therefore, “This should lead to dialogue among religions”.
“Only through dialogue,” he underscores, “will we be able to eliminate intolerance and discrimination”.
Noting that interreligious dialogue is “a necessary condition” for world peace,” the Pope says, “We must not cease praying for it or collaborating with those who think differently”. He also expresses his hope that his prayer request spreads to all people.
“In this wide range of religions and lack of religious,” Pope Francis concludes, “there is one certainty: we are all children of God,” and says he has confidence in our prayers.
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