I would like to encourage the initiatives and efforts of all thosepeople who, holding peace dear to their hearts, are seeking to helpIsraelis and Palestinians to agree to sit around a table and talk
The new year also began in the midst of an economic crisis. During ameeting with the diplomatic corps, Benedict XVI said that foundedethics based on dignity needed to be promoted in each individual toovercome financial difficulties. On the other hand, 2009 had a goodstart regarding science, technology and communications. The Holy Seeand UNESCO teamed up to kick off the Year of Astronomy, organizingseveral events throughout the year on Galileo Galilei.
And the Vatican launched its own Youtube channel, showing all of the Pope’s speeches, meetings and events.