· The Pope at the end of the meeting in the lower square of the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi ·
In the afternoon of Thursday, 27 October, in the lower square of the Basilica of St Francis, in Assisi, the meeting for the Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world concluded. At the end the Holy Father gave the made the following Address.
Today’s event is an image of how the spiritual dimension is a key element in the building of peace. Through this unique pilgrimage we have been able to engage in fraternal dialogue, to deepen our friendship, and to come together in silence and prayer.
After renewing our commitment to peace and exchanging with one another a sign of peace, we feel even more profoundly involved, together with all the men and women from the communities that we represent, in our common human journey.
We are not being separated; we will continue to meet, we will continue to be united in this journey, in dialogue, in the daily building of peace and in our commitment to a better world, a world in which every man and woman and every people can live in accordance with their own legitimate aspirations.
From my heart I thank all of you here present for having accepted my invitation to come to Assisi as pilgrims of truth and peace and I greet each one of you in Saint Francis’ own words: May the Lord grant you peace — «il Signore ti dia pace».
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