75th Anniversary of the UNITED NATIONS
The Vatican’s interest in the UN goes all the way back to the beginning, since the Holy See had representatives on the ground when the charter for the new planetary body was signed in San Francisco on October 24,1945. Since then, regardless of the disagreements, the Vatican’s relationship with the UN has been overwhelmingly collaborative, and they have sought to engage with nations on key areas of human interest.
(Elise Harris, Senior Correspondent cruxnow.com, 11 January 2019).
Holy Father, your clear moral voice shines through – whether you are speaking out on the plight of the most vulnerable, including refugees and migrants… confronting poverty and inequalities … appealing for disarmament… building bridges between communities …and, of course, highlighting the climate emergency through your historic encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’, and so many other vital efforts…
Make each person, each nation, an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let them sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Adapted from the Prayer of St. Francis
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Patrick Royer. Liturgie Mille images d’Eglise
Ms. Natividad de los Santos. Original photos.