Pope Francis: Peace in Korea benefits entire world
Seoul, South Korea, Aug 14, 2014 - In his first public address after arriving in South Korea, Pope Francis called government officials to work for an authentic and far-reaching peace, which requires forgiveness and cooperation.
“Peace is not simply the absence of war, but ‘the work of justice,’” the pontiff said Aug. 14, alluding to the words of the prophet Isaiah.
“And justice, as a virtue, calls for the discipline of forbearance; it demands that we not forget past injustices but overcome them through forgiveness, tolerance and cooperation,” he continued. “It demands the willingness to discern and attain mutually beneficial goals, building foundations of mutual respect, understanding and reconciliation.
"Sport at the service of people"- Pope John Paul II's timeless relation to sports
On the occasion of the canonization of Pope John Paul II, we publish an article by Professor Norbert Müller and Professor Karen Joisten.
Norbert Müller is member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and Professor Emeritus at the University of Mainz. Karen Joisten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kassel. Both are members of the Academic Council of the Church and Sport Committee of the German Bishops Conference.
To mark the day when two popes were canonised together British author Joanna Bogle wrote a prayer book by the title of 'St John XXIII and St John Paul II'. She recently came round to our Vatican Radio studios and told Veronica Scarisbrick why she was inspired to write this 76 page booklet published by the Catholic Truth Society.