(CWNews.com) - In his Angelus audience on Sunday, August 19, Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) said that true peace is not the absence of conflict, but the product of a constant battle against evil.
Speaking to the crowd gathered at midday in the courtyard of the apostolic palace in Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father concentrated on the words of Jesus from the day's Gospel reading: "Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division."
Those words are a reminder that Christ's followers will always encounter conflict, the Pope said. Anyone who has the courage to pursue "truth without compromise" will meet with opposition and perhaps even outright persecution.
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Monday, August 20, 2007
Pope Says 'War' Is Only Way To Peace
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