Way back on October 27, 1986, members of many different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of the Roman Catholic “saint”, Francis, for a day of prayer for “peace”. This massive interfaith gathering was at the instigation of the pope of Rome, John Paul II. Such was the power and authority of this man that at his call, not only did leaders of various religions gather from around the world to “pray”, but three governments, and terrorist guerillas in 11 lands, held a 24-hour truce!
In 1986 the pope of Rome, John Paul II, held a massive interfaith gathering in Assisi, Italy, billed as a “World Day of Prayer for Peace”. It was attended by representatives of many religions of the world. And back then, a quarter of a century ago in the wake of this momentous gathering, I wrote the following in the Bible Based Ministries Newsletter: “On October 27, members of different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of Roman Catholic ‘saint’ Francis, for a day of prayer. This was at the instigation of the pope. Around the world, three governments and guerillas in 11 lands held a 24-hour truce. 12 religions were represented, and prayed for peace. Continue reading →