Fervent Pleas for Peace as Conflicts Rage around the World

ww1-HEAD-smAs conflicts continue to rage in many parts of the world, a strong plea for peace this week from Pope Francis: Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, Francis urged the international community to remember the lessons of history, and especially the impact of war on children. “I beg you with all my heart,” he said. “It’s time to stop.”