Pope assures peace can be achieved by rooting out evil in everyday life
January 2, 2013 (Romereports.com) Benedict XVI explained during the first Angelus of 2013 how peace can be achieved. As part of the World Day of Peace, the Pope praised everyone that works towards it without seeking recognition.
“They are those that, day by day, seek to overcome evil by doing good, with the force of truth, armed with prayers and forgiveness, by honest and well done work, with scientific research in support of life, and with corporate and spiritual works of mercy.”
The Pope gave his new year well wishes to the pilgrims that gathered at St. Peter’s Square. Those present included participants of the March for Peace organized by the Community of Saint Egidio. Near the end of the ceremony, the Pope asked Virgin Mary to bring peace to the entire world in 2013.