Pope Francis delivers message of hope for the New Year
"I, too, believe that it will be good for us to stop ourselves in this path of violence and search for peace" - Pope Francis, 1.1.14
On January 1st, a day the Catholic church dedicates to the promotion of world peace, a peace march by thousands of people concluded in St. Peter's Square and a powerful speach from Pope Francis.
The Pope urged people to work towards creating a world where everyone accepts each other's differences, calling out violence and injustices around the world
"We are also called to see the violence and injustices present in so many parts of the world, and which cannot leave us indifferent and immobile," Francis said. "There is the need for the commitment of all to build a society that is truly more just and united."
- The Associated Press, WBIR