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Photos from Vatican Nonviolence Gathering

Posted by Ryan Hall
12.19.16

Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan and John Dear along with members of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative met in Rome with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, number two at the Secretariat of State at the Vatican to discuss spreading the World Day of Peace message  and exploring the possibility of an encyclical on nonviolence.  We’ve included a few of the photos sent to us by John and Ken. More may be added as we receive them.

Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Meeting Dec. 20, 2016.

Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Meeting Dec. 20, 2016 at the Vatican

Judy Coode, Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Coordinator and Fr. Felix Mushobozi, Executive Secretary of the JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) of the USG/USIG, at meeting with Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Judy Coode, Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Coordinator and Fr. Felix Mushobozi, Executive Secretary of the JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) of the USG/USIG, at meeting with Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Pax Christi International Co-president Marie Dennis meeting Archbishop Tomasi at CNI (Catholic Nonviolence Initiative) meeting.

Pax Christi International Co-president Marie Dennis meeting Archbishop Tomasi at CNI (Catholic Nonviolence Initiative) meeting.

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Meeting on Tuesday, December 20 between Catholic Nonviolence Initiative delegation and Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the deputy secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. (John Dear 2nd from right)

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Great meeting on Tuesday, December 20 between the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative delegation and Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the deputy secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. We discussed concrete work in promoting Pope Francis’ 2017 World Day of Peace message on nonviolence and explored steps forward for “nonviolence and just peace” in the Catholic Church and the larger world. (Ken Butigan on right)

John Dear and Ken Butigan, Peace sign at the Vatican. (photo by Judy Coode)

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Part of the Vatican delegation in preparation for the first meeting.

 

John Dear and Ken Butigan at the Vatican

John Dear and Ken Butigan at the Vatican

 

John Dear at the Vatican, Pope Francis is giving a message up the upper right window

John Dear at the Vatican, Pope Francis is giving a message in the upper right window

 

 

Ken Butigan and John Dear in front of St. Peters at the Vatican.

Ken Butigan and John Dear in front of St. Peters at the Vatican.

 

Ken Butigan, Pope Francis giving a message to the crowd in upper right corner.

Ken Butigan, Pope Francis giving a message to the crowd in upper right corner.

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