Also this year, the initiative, “A Minute for peace”, is being renewed, and promoted by the Catholic Action International Forum, together with the Italian Catholic Action, the Argentinean Catholic Action and the Justice and Peace of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference and other entities, on the fourth anniversary of the encounter of Pope Francis with the Israeli President, Shimon Peres, and the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, that took place in the Vatican Gardens on 8 June 2014.
To relaunch the message of peace of that day, the proposal is to stop at 1 pm (in every time zone) on 8 June, for a minute of prayer and silence, alone or in groups. The proposal addresses the faithful and the nonbelievers. “At work, on the road, or at home, all are invited for a minute of prayer “that travels far,” embracing the world. It is a simple way – the promoters affirmed – of remembering that each of us can be instruments of peace each day.”