Pope’s prayer for victims of war in Iraq: Peace, justice and serene coexistence

Vatican News Reports from amid the ruins in Mosul –  Pope Francis prays for the victims of war in Iraq and in the whole of the Middle East.
 

Before his prayer, the Pope shared his own thoughts, centered on three main ideas:

“If God is the God of life – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to kill our brothers and sisters in His Name.  If God is the God of peace – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to wage war in His Name.  If God is the God of love – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to hate our brothers and sisters.” 

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