The pope is doing all he can to bring peace to the table. He sent a letter to Putin at the G20 summit to tell the world leaders that they should not pursue a strike against Syria. He asked people around the world to pray on 9/7/13 for peace. On 9/8, the Catholic Church celebrates Mary's birthday. It is fitting that these two activities take place within close proximity of each other.
Mary is said to have appeared in Damascus. She is referred to as Our Lady of Soufanich. She appeared to a woman named Myrna. Unexplainable things began to happen in 1982. Myrna had been given an icon by her husband. The icon began oozing oil. Destruction of the icon by police did not stop the oozing. They checked the walls, the house, everything in search for an explanation. One never came. On November 22, 1982, Myrna experienced her first miracle. You can read all about this by googling Our Lady of Soufanich.
The point to this is that in these apparitions, Mary has constantly told us to pray and to fast. That is the way to peace. Too many people have rejected religion as a means to peace. There must be something though because Mary keeps on appearing. In previous apparitions, Mary has warned about impending calamities. At Fatima, she warned about World War II. She asked that Russia be dedicated to her. Pope John Paul II did this on March 25, 1984. Since then, Russia was transformed. You would never recognize the ashes of the Red Menace.
In his efforts to convince the world to strike against Syria, Obama wants to help the rebels who are targeting Christians for atrocities. Asked to abide by the parameters of a just war, Obama has thumbed his nose at others and threatened to go through with the order despite what anyone else, even Congress may say.
Is the possibility of world peace simply a delusion supported by cowards? Not when you consider what many people have gone through to commit to their religions. It's not just those that were eaten by lions. Consider how vulnerable Israel is. Yet they have abided by the components of a just war. We, on the other hand, have not. Let's hope that Pope Francis can make a difference.