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Nationalistic tendencies threaten world peace pope tells diplomats

VATICAN (CNS): “Peace is never a partial good, but one that embraces the entire human race,” Pope Francis said during his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican on January 7. He noted that the establishment of the League of Nations nearly 100 years ago had ushered in an era of multilateral diplomacy based on goodwill, readiness among nations to deal fairly and honestly with each other and openness to compromise.
 

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Disarmament and right to life keys to world peace

VATICAN (CNS): A culture of peace “calls for unremitting efforts in favour of disarmament and the reduction of recourse to the use of armed force in the handling of international affairs,” Pope Francis said in his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican on January 8. 
 

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Mercy can make us artisans of peace pope tells diplomats

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Cold indifference to migrants, the poor, the hungry and the persecuted must be overcome through the warmth of mercy, which can transform people into artisans of peace, Pope Francis said in a January 11 speech to ambassadors to the Holy See. 

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