Let us experience together the anticipation for Pope Francis' visit and for his historic meeting with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew: images, interviews and witnesses about life in the Holy Land.
The prayer for peace at the Vatican
11 June 2014
Pope Francis’ prayer for peace in the Holy Land, on Sunday, June 8, at the Vatican, as explained by the Custos of the Holy Land who helped organize the event.
Fr. PIERBATTISTA PIZZABALLA, ofm
Custos of the Holy Land
“The main character was the Holy Spirit and this was very important gesture. We know that peace will not happen the next day, but peace needs to be built and this is a little—perhaps more than a little—brick for the construction of a more peaceful vision for these two peoples.”
An Israeli and a Palestinian president gathered together, not for a political summit, but to pray for peace for the Holy Land. Invited by a pope who, only two weeks after his pilgrimage in Jesus’ footsteps, wished to follow up on that trip. It [...]