Fidel: To struggle for peace is the most sacred duty of all human beings

February 15 2016
by Fidel Castro

fidel y kirill 2Sadly, almost all religions have been obliged to decry the destructive reality of war and its terrible consequences. They have been obliged to devote their greatest energies to this task. The singular importance of the meeting between Pope Francis and His Holiness Kirill in Havana is that it raised the hopes of the world’s peoples.

pope francis y patriarch kirill in cubaPeace has been the golden dream of humanity, and the peoples’ aspiration, at every moment in history. Thousands of nuclear weapons are hanging over humanity’s head. Preventing the most brutal war that could be unleashed has undoubtedly been the fundamental objective of efforts by religious leaders of churches directed by men such as Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church, and His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

fidel y pope francis 1To struggle for peace is the most sacred duty of all human beings, whatever their religion, country of origin, skin color, advanced or youthful age may be.

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One thought on “Fidel: To struggle for peace is the most sacred duty of all human beings

  1. Frankly, there is no other battles that humanity is engaged in that is more important than the battle for global peace and along with it the battle to preserve the deterioration of the climate.

    Thus, Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba and General Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party is absolutely right, “The struggle for peace is the most sacred duty of all human beings.”

    As such, Cuba’s role in bringing factions in conflict with each other for decades in the case of the Colombian government and the rebel group FARC as well as the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church which since their split 1,000 years ago is not only a demonstration of Cuba’s longstanding political commitment to peace but also its commitment to anti-imperialism and Justice regionally and globally.

    The fact is that there is no peace without the fight against imperialism which is the source against all the current wars in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, the Congo and elsewhere. Thus to fight for peace, Justice and a sustainable climate is inevitably to confront and fight against imperialism irrespective of one’s political or religious beliefs.

    Thank you Cuba for your responsible stance on tearing down barriers and conflicts and building unity and hopefully lasting peace on earth.

    “Peace if you are willing to fight for it”Fred Hampton

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