Pope Francis addresses G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna and tells them they “cannot lose sight of Heaven” if they want peace

Pope Francis on Saturday greeted the G20 Interfaith Forum, being held in Bologna, Italy Sept. 12-14, telling participants that “true religiosity consists in adoring God and loving one’s neighbour.” “I would like to reiterate that if we want to preserve fraternity on Earth, ‘we cannot lose sight of Heaven,’” Pope Francis said in a Sept. 11 written message, quoting from a speech he gave earlier this year in Ur, Iraq. “[W]e are called to show the paternal presence of the God of heaven through our harmony on earth.” The G20 Interfaith Forum is an annual event that has brought together religious leaders for dialogue since 2014. The interfaith meeting precedes the main G20 2021 meeting, set to take place this October in Rome. 

Pope Francis addresses G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna and tells them they “cannot lose sight of Heaven” if they want peace

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