Pope Francis blesses the Peace Torch

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Pope Francis blessed and held aloft the Peace Torch from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Run during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square on  12 Oct, 2016.

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It is the second time Pope Francis has blessed the Torch and offered his good wishes to all those who participate in the international Peace Run.

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Salil Wilson, director of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run also gave the Pope a painting by Sri Chinmoy (founder of the Run) and a volume of selected drawings and messages of peace and love from children on six continents.  The Pope expressed his gratitude for the gifts.

See more at Peace Run.org – Pope Francis blesses the Peace Torch.

Finale of European Peace Run

The meeting with Pope Francis was auspicious given the European Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run had recently finished its 2016 leg in Rome, the Eternal City, just a few days prior.

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Peace Run team complete their momentous journey in Rome.

“Lasting peace must begin within the depths of the individual, and from there spread in ever-widening circles as a dynamic force for world change.”

– Sri Chinmoy

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Doves of Peace
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Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run
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The finale

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Many local Italian schoolchildren joined the event which sought to promote the ideals of peace and international friendship.

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