Unlike so many today who want to find someone or some group to blame, the Pope calls each of us to pursue the path of peace:
BEIRUT (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI made a sweeping appeal Sunday for peace in Syria and the Middle East, decrying the violence “which generates so much suffering.”
Speaking at an open-air Mass before a huge crowd, he urged the international community and Arab countries in particular to find a solution to end the conflict in neighboring Syria.“Why so much horror? Why so many dead,” Benedict said, lamenting that “the first victims are women and children.”
With pilgrims from across the Middle East in the crowd he said Christians must do their part to end the “grim trail of death and destruction” in the region.
“I appeal to you all to be peacemakers,” Benedict said….
Benedict has been appealing for tolerance and religious freedom.