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Pope Francis and the "Peace Light of Bethlehem"

Pope Francis holds the Peace Light of Bethlehem. - OSS_ROM

Pope Francis holds the Peace Light of Bethlehem. - OSS_ROM

16/12/2015 15:54

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made a special greeting during his General Audience to an Austrian delegation bringing the “Peace Light of Bethlehem.”

The program was begun in 1986, and aims to raise awareness for the peace process in the Holy Land, as well as support handicapped children and other people in need.

The flame, which is lit at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem and flown in a special container to Austria, is brought by Scouts and Guides throughout Europe.

Pope Francis met with the delegation at the end of his audience.

16/12/2015 15:54