WASHINGTON-Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, of the Custody of the Holy Land, lights a votive candle on a candelabrum April 27, during the close of the International Prayer for Peace at Georgetown University here. Representatives of various faith communities, brought together by the lay Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio, gathered for two days of discussion on religion and culture.
The 2006 International Prayer for Peace, which featured religious and civic leaders from around the world, marks the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s historic interfaith gathering for peace in Assisi. More than 100 speakers from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, representing all the major faiths, addressed a variety of topics during keynote addresses and panel discussions April 26-27.
Octavio Duran, Robert Menard and Victor Gazall attended the International Prayer for Peace. Octavio Duran took the photograph.