Pope says pilgrimage can help cause of peace

(CNS) — En route to Jordan, Pope Benedict XVI said he hoped his Holy Land pilgrimage would aid the Middle East peace process by highlighting the value of prayer and convincing people to leave behind factional interests.

“We are not a political power but a spiritual force, and this spiritual force is something that can contribute to progress in the search for peace,” the pope told reporters aboard his Alitalia charter jet May 8.

As believers, he said, Christians are convinced of the power of prayer.

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