Peacemaking needs interdisciplinary skill in light of Gospel, pope says

ROME — With so much conflict, violence and war, the world needs people who are specially prepared to bring Gospel values to social, political and economic situations, Pope Francis said.

Multidisciplinary research and study for building up a body of knowledge on peace would be the basis for “forming truly valuable peace workers, ready to get involved” in the many different facets of today’s society, he said in a preface to a new book published by the Vatican publishing house.

The book, published in Italian, is titled For Knowledge of Peace. Edited by Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, vice president of Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, it is a compilation of reflections written by Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister, Cardinal Renato Martino, the retired president of the former Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and others.

According to Vatican News, which published

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