Pope’s new year wish: accept differences and end arrogance

We should be so blessed, as to have this new direction being touted by the Pontiff!

Global News

Video: No matter where they were, world figures used the start of 2014 to share their messages. Stuart Greer reports.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers.

“We are all children of one heavenly father, we belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,” Francis said, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, jammed with tens of thousands of faithful, tourists and Romans.

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“This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and takes care of one another,” the pope said.

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