Kvindernes internationale kampdag

I dag den 8. marts har pave Frans besøg af en delegation fra den amerikanske jødiske komite.

Paven benyttede lejligheden til at markere kvindernes internationale kampdag med følgende udtalelse:

“Today, 8 March, I would also like to say a few words about the irreplaceable contribution of
women in building a world that can be a home for all. Women make the world beautiful, they
protect it and keep it alive. They bring the grace of renewal, the embrace of inclusion, and the
courage to give of oneself. Peace, then, is born of women, it arises and is rekindled by the
tenderness of mothers. Thus the dream of peace becomes a reality when we look towards
women. It is not by chance that in the account of Genesis the woman comes from the side of the
man while he is sleeping (cf Gen 2:21). Women, that is, have their origins close to a heart and a
dream. They therefore bring the dream of love into the world. If we take to heart the importance of
the future, if we dream of a future peace, we need to give space to women.”