Arunachal School joins Pope Francis with his appeal for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative
Miao, 8 June 2017: A school in the remote corner of Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh responded to Pope Francis appeal for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative and joined the global community in prayer for peace on Thursday 8 June at 4.30pm corresponding to 1 PM Rome time.
Pope Francis had appealed to the whole world for a minute of silent prayer for peace on the third anniversary of his meeting with the leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in the Vatican Garden on 8 June 2014.
Responding to Pope Francis appeal and joining the whole world in prayer, the students of Newman School in Neotan village of Arunachal Pradesh observed a minute of silent prayer for peace in the world.
Explaining to the children the importance of the event, Sr. Rubina Figer, the Headmistress of the school said, “Today you stand with the rest of the world in prayer for peace.” The world needs peace now more than ever, she added.
A ninth grader Khoansen Tangdong said she was very happy to have prayed with Pope Francis and the rest of the world at the same time for peace.