Over the years, the world has changed greatly and has faced so many crises and challenges. A dramatic pandemic shakes us to the depths at present – indeed, the Spirit of Assisi has been blowing and has allowed men and women of different cultures and faiths to encounter, dialogue and become “artisans of peace”.
So until last October, 20th when we gathered in Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome to reaffirm “No one is saved alone”, “peace and fraternity” are our common dream. Together we invoked the end of wars and pandemic.
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomeo I of Constantinople, the President Mattarella, Andrea Riccardi and leaders of various religions were present. Many people – connecting via web or TV- virtually joined that square to participate in the Prayer Meeting for Peace in the “spirit of Assisi”.
|Comunità di Sant’Egidio|