Pope hopes for peace to prevail
on 01/01/2013 11:37:18
Benedict celebrated a Mass today in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark the church's world day of peace.
In the front pews were diplomats accredited to the Holy See, who will next week attend the Pope's annual address about the plight of the world's poor and its war-torn regions.
In his homily, Benedict said despite today's terrorism, criminality and the inequality between rich and poor, he was convinced the "numerous works of peace, of which the world is rich, are testimony to the innate vocation of humanity to peace".