At its inaugural meeting, the newly elected Catholic Religious Australia Council renewed its hope for justice in our world and reaffirmed its commitment to pray and work for peace in all situations of tension and conflict in the world.
The CRA Council expressed grave concern at the humanitarian crises that are worsening in so many nations.
“Our hearts go out to those people who are displaced and suffering because of the wars and violence in their country,” said CRA President Sr Berneice Loch rsm.
“Governments and the people of all nations need to work in harmony to promote peace and to protect the innocent victims of conflict”, she said. “They need to make the most of opportunities for dialogue and for the resolution of differences”.
The CRA Council echoed the words of Pope Francis:
“May the God of peace rouse in all an authentic desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence cannot be overcome with violence. Violence is overcome with peace!”
(Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia. Our membership comprises more than 180 congregations of over 8,000 Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests living and working in all states and territories.)
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Suzette Clark rsc
CRA Justice Network Coordinator
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