Benedict XVI blesses the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

“Thank you very much. May God bless you all.” These were the words of Benedict XVI as he received the gift delivered to him by the delegation of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, which, having left Wellington in New Zealand on October 2, with numerous legs in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, arrived at Vatican City to be received by the Pope.


Image by: Pressenza Archivo
Vatican City, 11/11/2009

Rome, Vatican City , 2009-11-12The meeting with Benedict XVI took place in the Sala Nervi, during the audience of Wednesday, November 11, one of the appointments that filled the diary of the team of “marchers” during their brief stay in Italy.

The delegation wanted to give the Pope, in addition to the flag of the March, a book containing the complete works of Silo, the founder of Universalist Humanism and the inspiration behind the World March.

The March’s passage through Italy has been accompanied by numerous events at Trieste, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Naples and Rome, to mention only a few, all attracting widespread participation by young people and children and involving numerous institutions.

After the warm welcome in Italy, the March resumed its journey, which will end on January 2, 2010, at Punta de Vacas in Argentina.

Video in high resolution: Video Vatican City


One Response to Benedict XVI blesses the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

  1. Solidarity has a crucial role in peace development. Visit the Journal of Stellar Peacemaking ( to read about how solidarity and many other efforts contribute to peace. THANK YOU very much for demonstrating for the world how these processes work!

    High regards,
    Candice Carter

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