The Need to Triumph Over the Antagonisms of the Past
Friday, July 2, the Holy Father received a group of Jewish and Christian
young people who were on pilgrimage together to Rome and Jerusalem.
The Pope addressed them in English, congratulating them on their
efforts to promote understanding among people of monotheistic faiths.
you are going up to Jerusalem, the City of Peace," a "symbol
of coming together, of union and of universal peace for the human
family" [Apostolic Letter on the City of Jerusalem,
April 20, 1984). Your pilgrimage is one more hopeful sign of the
cooperation which the world of today needs so desperately from believers
[cf. Message for the World Day of Peace, 1992, No. 1]. Through
such deeds of solidarity may the power of the Lord of all righteousness
triumph over the antagonisms of the past and the strife of the present,
so that in the days to come all men and women will live together
in mutual concord and respect.
July 2, 1993
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