In papal addresses published on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, one can find many inspiring thoughts concerning the problems of peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The thoughts of the popes Paul VI and John Paul II are interesting insofar as it is far from stereotypes. The addresses relate not only to the political, but also to the problems of everyday life. Peace is not a static reality but demands development. Reconciliation is not equivalent to rejection of justice and truth, but it is its fulfillment.
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