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Pope thanks Assisi participants for 'vivid expression' of work for peace

Catholic World News - October 28, 2011

On the day after leading an inter-religious pilgrimage to Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI received with participants in a private audience at the Vatican, thanking them for their involvement.

Such an event is “necessarily exceptional an infrequent,” the Pope said, but it is “a vivid expression of the fact that every day, throughout our world, people of different religious traditions live and work together in harmony.”

"It is also a sign of the friendship and fraternity which has flourished as the fruit of the efforts of so many pioneers in this kind of dialogue," the Pope added. He encouraged all of the participants to “draw strength from this experience” and continue working cooperatively for the cause of peace.

"The journey of the spirit is always a journey of peace," the Pope said, summarizing the message of Assisi.

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