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Quotable Quotes

"Faced with the tragic situation of persistent poverty which afflicts so many people in our world, how can we fail to see that the quest for profit at any cost and the lack of effective, responsible concern for the common good have concentrated immense resources in the hands of a few while the rest of humanity suffers in poverty and neglect?"
Pope John Paul II, 2003 Lenten Message

"On this World Day of Peace 2003, let us all resolve to have this same outlook: trust in the merciful and compassionate God who calls us to brotherhood [and sisterhood], and confidence in the men and women of our time because, like those of every other time, they bear the image of God in their souls. It is on this basis that we can hope to build a world of peace on earth."
Pope John Paul II, 2003 Message for the World Day of Peace

"Respect for nature by everyone, a policy of openness to immigrants, the cancellation or significant reduction of the debt of poorer nations, the promotion of peace through dialogue and negotiation, the primacy of the rule of law: these are the priorities which the leaders of the developed nations cannot disregard. A global world is essentially a world of solidarity!"
Pope John Paul II, Address to George W. Bush, July 23, 2001

Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silence of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and duty.
Pope Oscar Romero

If you want peace, work for justice.
Pope Paul VI

Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakeable faith.
Pope John Paul II

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