When they say peace . . . ?

Pope Francis meets former Israeli President Shimon Peres
Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican
(CNS) –

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has said that Pope Francis is more powerful than the United Nation when it comes to advocating peace . . .

While visiting the Vatican earlier today, Mr Peres asked Pope Francis to head a parallel United Nations called the “United Religions” to counter religious extremism in the world today.

Peres said the United Nations and its peacekeepers “do not have the force or the effectiveness of any one of the Pope’s homilies, which can draw half a million people just in St Peter’s Square alone.”

“So given that the United Nations has run its course, what we need is an organisation of United Religions,” Mr Peres said, as “the best way to counteract these terrorists who kill in the name of their faith.”

For when they shall say, Peace and Safety (security); then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as does travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye brethren, are not of darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. For ye are all children of the Light . . . Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober . . . !”     I Thessalonians 5:1-6

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