Papal Nuncio, Monsignor Joseph Spiteri, presided Monday over the "Ambassadors' Mass for Peace in Lebanon and the World" at Saint Louis Cathedral for the Capuchin Fathers in Central Beirut, in presence of prominent religious and political figures and a number of ambassadors, consuls and representatives of all Christian Orders.
In his religious sermon, Msgr. Spiteri focused on the importance of human dialogue, saying: "Through our Christian faith and our prayers, we are in dialogue with God and we open our hearts to love and to be closer to the Lord."
"God calls on us to be messengers of love and solidarity on earth, to renounce violence in all its forms for the sake of spreading the culture of peace among people in a sound and true world," he added.
"We are in the time of fasting, a time closer to God, a time away from sin and resistance to worldly desires...Fasting is never about eating and drinking, but rather about praying, charity and living a true Christian life based on love and tolerance," the Papal Ambassador asserted.
"We live a Christian life to be messengers of love and tolerance among all the peoples of the earth," he underlined.
Source: National News Agency