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In weekly editorial, Vatican spokesman discusses Advent hope

December 03, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office has devoted his weekly editorial to Advent hope.

Amid the world’s economic and political problems, “it is not always easy to recognize the light of hope in the world, but signs of that light are not lacking,” writes Father Federico Lombardi. “There are ongoing talks in Cuba between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. And we might yet hope that the vote on Palestine in the United Nations prove to be a stimulus for the resumption of the peace process.”

“The season of Advent should help us to ask for and to find reasons for a great Hope, a Hope that does not deceive, but instead supports even human hopes in this time of expectation,” he added. “In the end, all of the efforts of science, of diplomacy, and of politics in the search for social peace, both within and between nations, can find a reasonable and solid foundation only on the basis of a personal conversion by which we become peacemakers.”


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