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Peace in all Lands 2009

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1 January 2009 - Peace in all lands

On the occasion of the celebration of the World Day of Peace on January 1st, 2009, the Community of Sant'Egidio, promoted, in Rome and in many countries, marches for peace, manifestations, meetings and moments of prayer together with other Associations, Movements and Communities, to give its support to the words of the Pope and to his solicitude for peace in the world, still so divided and marked by the scars of war, injustice, poverty and violences, and to remember all the lands that in the North and in the South of the world are awaiting the end of war, source of suffering for many peoples and "mother" of all poverties, and awaiting for the end of terrorism and hoping in the unity and peace of the human family.

In Rome, a long procession reached St. Peter's Square, where they listened to the words of the pope at the Angelus. At the conclusion, Benedict XVI has addressed his greeting saying: "I joyfully greet the participants in the march entitled "Pacem in terris", promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome and in 70 countries around the world. I would like to express my appreciation for the countless initiatives of prayer and reflection on the theme of peace, among which I recall that of the Italian Episcopal Conference, held yesterday evening in Palermo. The new year begins with steps taken by seekers of peace. Thank you for these gestures! May the Lord aid us and give us peace!"



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The message of the Pope for the celebrations of the World Day of Peace 2009:

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videoclip: 2008 March in Rome (1'38")


December 21 2009

Peace in all Lands. Manifestations of the Community of Sant'Egidio on 1 January 2010, for the World Day of Peace

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March 21 2011

Jos (Nigeria): a Conference on peace, the service to the poor and the intereligious dialogue

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July 16 2010

Addis Abeba (Ethiopia): The Commission of the African Union and the Community of Sant'Egidio signed a "Memorandum of Understanding"

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June 11 2010

Making Peace: The engagement of the Community for a peaceful transition in Guinea continues. Visit of the President of the National Transitional Council, Lady Rabiatou Serah Diallo

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May 28 2010

Making Peace: Peace and reconciliation in Guinea pass from Sant'Egidio. Signing of the Sant'Egidio Declaration and of the General Political Agreement

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May 27 2010

Abidjan: an appeal for peace and to solve the crisis in Ivory Coast was presented to the press by religious leaders and civil representatives

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