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Homily – Feast of Pentecost, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 8 June 2014

 

This afternoon in Rome Pope Francis will host a prayer meeting for peace with the Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, and the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. This follows his impromptu invitation to the three when he was in the Middle East a fortnight ago. In recent times Pope Francis has focused his energies on promoting unity and peace in troubled parts of the world, such as Palestine, Syria, Ukraine and the Central African Republic, where 18 people sheltering with their priest in a Catholic church were killed by a rebel militia just this week.

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