Moreover, “the effort to establish a world domination of peace through a secular union of religions,” he found, “has a disturbing resemblance to the third temptation of Jesus: “… I will give you all the kingdoms of the earth, if you hear me, if you prostrate yourself, if you will worship me. (Matthew 4:9) For in this conception, world peace itself becomes the Summum bonum,… to achieve, of which all other doctrines and religious acts are mere means. But a god who would become the instrument of so-called upper extremities is no longer God; In fact, he delivered his true “Being God” to the superior man whose establishment he is to serve. The importance of the World Conference on Religion and Peace was highlighted recently when the Vatican hosted the first session of its sixth General Assembly in November 1994. The theme of the conference was “Healing the World: Religions for Peace.” It was the first time that an official interfaith conference had been convened at the Holy See. In his opening address, the Pope told the 900 representatives of the world`s religions gathered in the synod hall that “religious leaders must make it clear that they are working to promote peace” and that religions must “engage in a dialogue of mutual understanding and peace on the basis of the values they share.” He concluded by saying: “The Vatican is open to you. I hope you come back soon. One might wonder why a cult (in a way, it was imbued with a policy of conscience) was organized to mark the creation of a political group. The answer is that interfaith religiosity is now a must for important social or cultural events, especially those involving world figures, as it gives credibility and form to the concept of religion and community of the world.
The separation of church and state does not apply to the Masonic Church and the State. But there was another reason why religious groups and leaders were part of this special celebration. Father Alan Jones, dean of the cathedral, said that divine service was “also an invitation to the great religious traditions of the world to be in deeper talks… as a worker for peace, guarantor of the sanctity of the earth… The community of Sant`Egidio explained that the event was inspired by the first World Day of Prayer for Peace, organized in 1986 by John Paul II in Assisi with 160 other religious leaders. The majority of Lebanese Christians – one third of the population – are Maronite Catholics who determine the president`s religion and the cultural celebration of Christmas and Easter. The government also observes the religious calendar of its large Orthodox community. However, in 1975, Church leaders in Jordan accepted the association. In Palestine (with the exception of Jerusalem and Bethlehem), a similar unitary agreement was adopted ten years ago. Representatives of the world`s most important religions, who joined Pope Francis in Campidoglio Square, also conveyed their messages and signed a scroll with the “call for peace.” The WCRP conference included prayers and meditation rituals of different religions, both in the Vatican and at the secondary site of the Riva del Garda conference. The pope heard verses from the Koran and Jews, Shinto, Buddhist and Hindu calls for peace, said Inside the Vatican7.
The WCRP newsletter of February 1995 stated that the conference`s final declaration paid tribute to the new world community, “the sanctity of the earth and our unity with it” and affirmed that “the transmission of sacred texts, respect for other religious traditions and participation in common meditation can facilitate mutual enrichment and inspiration… It is the exact emotions of the UR that the WCRP finds. The meeting at the Capitol Square in Rome also brought together political leaders who symbolically received a text of the call for peace 2020. In 1991, he told the United Nations that “religions … Works with worldviews that are not religious, but that offer views on the deep meaning of life and the ethics of life. Global ethics “must focus on both man and the universe in order for humanist precepts to