Pope Seeks Peace for Africa

During his Christmas Day message, Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to chaos in Africa – particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Zimbabwe, and Sudan.

The Pope spoke of the “interminable sufferings” of the people of these countries as the “tragic consequences of the lack of stability and peace”.

He further encouraged individuals worldwide to not stand idly by –

If people look only to their own interests, our world will certainly fall apart.

I encourage all of you, this holiday season and beyond, to heed the words of Pope Benedict XVI.