Panaji: Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Cardinal Ferrao in his Christmas message has prayed for the peace in the world.
In the message that was released on the eve of Christmas, the Archbishop has said that Christians believe that, at that first Christmas, around two thousand years ago,the Creator God chose to walk with us and take part in our joys, sorrows, aspirations and anxieties.
“My mind and heart go to the place where He chose to be born as a Babe and where He was hailed as the Prince of Peace,” he said adding “That place is Bethlehem in Palestine, a place without peace today, where innocent
lives are mercilessly being snuffed out in their thousands!”
“Our Pope Francis has recently made yet another frantic appeal for a ceasefire in these words: “Please! Say No to weapons, Yes to Peace!,” the message reads.
The Archbishop said that this Christmas let us pray for Peace in the world, beginning with the Holy Land. “And let us strive to be, in our personal lives, agents of hope, peace and love: values for which Christ was born, lived and died,” he said.
The Archbishop said “I wish everyone a joyful Christmas, and a New Year full of divine blessings.”