John Lilburne's journal about and the Pope's Peace message.



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2316 L Wed 12 Dec 2001

This morning I spent a few hours adding a new page about priest's rights in Melbourne, discussing recent newspaper reports.

I found the site an interesting one.

I was impressed by the Pope's 2002 Peace Message particularly with this extract.

12. In this whole effort, religious leaders have a weighty responsibility. The various Christian confessions, as well as the world's great religions, need to work together to eliminate the social and cultural causes of terrorism. They can do this by teaching the greatness and dignity of the human person, and by spreading a clearer sense of the oneness of the human family."

In particular, I am convinced that Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders must now take the lead in publicly condemning terrorism and in denying terrorists any form of religious or moral legitimacy.

I think the fasting for peace on 14 December is a good idea.

Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 12 December 2001.

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