Benedict XV & World War I

Courageous Prophet of Peace

By: Beck, Fr Ashley

Format: A6 Booklet

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860829000

Number of Pages: 80

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Publication Date: 20 Jan 2014

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Product Code: B757

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Giacomo della Chiesa was elected pope in September 1914, only weeks after the outbreak of the First World War. On the centenary of that tragic development, this booklet examines how he (Benedict XV) and so many others worked courageously to stop the carnage - against all the odds.

Arguably now, as then, he remains a dishonoured prophet who yet offers a lasting example to all who seek peace and an end to war. His example is ever more inspiring in this centenary year to a world so troubled with violence, hatred and wars.

Fr Ashley Beck is Assistant Priest of Beckenham in the Archdiocese of Southwark. He is also Dean of Studies of the Permanent Diaconate Formation Programme for ten dioceses in southern England and Wales, and Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry at St Mary's University College, Twickenham.