One Minute for Peace

Pope Francis has urged people around the globe to pause for one minute next Saturday to pray for peace and a more fraternal world.

“Next Saturday, June 8, marks the fifth anniversary of the meeting here at the Vatican of the presidents of Israel and Palestine with me and Patriarch Bartholomew.

“At 1 p.m. we are invited to dedicate “one minute for peace” — of prayer for believers; of reflection for non-believers — everyone together for a more fraternal world,” the pope said on Wednesday at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.