From here in Ephesus, a city blessed by the presence of Mary Most Holy - who we know is loved and venerated also by Muslims - let us lift up to the Lord a special prayer for peace between peoples. From this edge of the Anatolian peninsula, a natural bridge between continents, let us implore peace and reconciliation, above all for those dwelling in the Land called “Holy” and considered as such by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike: it is the land of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Peace for all humanity.
Ephesus, Wednesday, 29 November 2006
Meryem Ana Evi