Yesterday on the Church's Baptism Day, Pentecost, Pope Benedict XVI gave an address to those gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here is a brief excerpt of what he said about peace in the world.
"This day of Pentecost I would like to entrust to your intercession the cause of peace in the world. May the Holy Spirit inspire courageous proposals for peace and support the effort to advance it, that dialogue might prevail over arms and respect for man's dignity overcome party interests. May the Spirit, who is the bond of communion, rectify hearts twisted by egoism and help the human family to rediscover and carefully safeguard its fundamental unity."
Let us join our hearts as one universal family to pray for this peace which our world so desperately needs.