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Meeting for Peace in the Mediterranean: Card. Bassetti (CEI), “serious responsibility for peace in the world lies with us Christians”

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“We have to forge a pact between us and commit ourselves to being peacemakers. The Mediterranean as a peaceful border, we should dare peace. We have all experienced in our past history that there is no peace” without peace in the Mediterranean. Card. Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve and president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), said this in the first meeting of the Scientific Committee organising the Meeting of Reflection and Spirituality for Peace in the Mediterranean that will be held in Bari in February 2020. According to the cardinal, “if the Mediterranean does not unite, it can divide the world, and those who suffer the most for this division, as the Pope would say, are always the poor”. Indeed, we just need to “look at the news these days to realise it”: “A serious responsibility for peace in the world lies with us, Christians, and all people of good will”.

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