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From Pope Francis - How does Jesus teach nonviolent peace making?

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis: Nonviolence –  A Style of Politics 

In his World Day of Peace message on January 1, Pope Francis continues the papal tradition of an annual peace message.   He challenges us to adopt active “nonviolence as a style of politics for peace.”  He argues that “when victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promotors of nonviolent peacemaking.”  After describing a world today that is “engaged in a horrifying world war fought piecemeal,” Pope  Francis asserts that “violence is not the cure for our broken world.”  In contrast, he says, “Jesus marked out the path of nonviolence.  He walked that path to the very end.”

To learn more about the path that Jesus taught, read the complete 2017 Peace Message of Pope Francis pick up complete text after Mass on April 30 in the Hall at the Pax Christi table

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