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Asian voices at Assisi prayer meeting for peace

Pope Francis, front row, fifth from left, stands with representatives of different religions in Assisi, Italy,  Sept. 20, 2016.  - AP

Pope Francis, front row, fifth from left, stands with representatives of different religions in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 20, 2016. - AP

22/09/2016 15:51

Pope Francis and leaders and representatives of ‎450 representatives of Christianity, Islam,‎ Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Sikhism, ‎Zoroastrianism and other religions of the world said "No to War!" on Sept. 20, vowing to oppose ‎terrorism in God's name and appealing to politicians to listen to "the anguished cry of so many ‎innocents".‎  They made the appeal at the end an international interreligious prayer meeting in the central ‎Italian town of Assisi, that was home to St. Francis, the popular 13th century saint revered by many ‎religions as a patron of peace and nature and a defender of the poor.‎  ‎

Many of those who joined Pope Francis in appealing for peace were from Asia.  Listen to a programme on the Assisi peace meeting:

22/09/2016 15:51