2015-12-16 15:54:00

Pope Francis and the "Peace Light of Bethlehem"

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made a special greeting during his General Audience to an Austrian delegation bringing the “Peace Light of Bethlehem.”

The program was begun in 1986, and aims to raise awareness for the peace process in the Holy Land, as well as support handicapped children and other people in need.

The flame, which is lit at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem and flown in a special container to Austria, is brought by Scouts and Guides throughout Europe.

Pope Francis met with the delegation at the end of his audience.

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