Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pacem In Terris

Pope John XXIII wrote the Easter encuclical PACEM IN TERRIS in 1963. The Pontiff was upset by how close the world had come to global destruction during the Cuban Missile Crisis and his holiday missive was addressed not only the Faithful, but 'all men of good will'.

His treatise also extolled the rights of man, stating, "That every man has the right to life, to bodily integrity, and to the means which are suitable for the proper development of life."

Two months later he passed from this Earth.

He was a good man, who rescued Jews from the Nazis and attempted to mediate between the USSR and USA.

His last words were in Latin, "Ut Omnes Unum Sin."

"That they may all be one."

It remains our hope.

To read PACEM IN TERRIS please go to the following url http://www.papalencyclicals.net/John23/j23pacem.htm

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