“International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation, and the parading of stockpiles of arms.” — Pope Francis, November 2017
Pax Christi International is inviting women for peace to be a united voice and thank Pope Francis for his support of the peace movement on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 with this message: “Dear Pope Francis: As a woman who wants peace, I am grateful for your leadership in affirming the gospel call to nonviolence and just peace and for your constant appeal for nuclear disarmament and an end to the arms trade.”
Pax Christi International and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for his consistently strong condemnation of nuclear weapons and the vicious arms trade. His clarity on and commitment to peace and nonviolence are wonderful gift to our movement.
This year for International Women’s Day, we invite women to send a thank-you message to Pope Francis, in appreciation for his leadership on these issues. We want him to know that we are listening to and affirming his words.