11/09/2013 MIDDLE EAST - VATICAN
The pope's appeal does not lead to pacifism, but to another dimension of reality. Neither Obama, Putin, or Bashar al -Assad, nor the arms industry or the petrochemical industry are in this dimension; God, the supreme actor in history, is. By placing his pontificate under the protection of Our Lady of Fatima, Francis has thus definitely placed himself on a spiritual plane. Now in continuity with the revelation of Fatima, he has decided to believe truly that "a time of peace will be granted to the world", a second promise made in 1917 by the Virgin Mary, in the continuity of the consecration to her "Immaculate Heart."