Fr. Christian Thouvenot, Secretary General of the Society of St. Pius X, wrote this Editorial on Assisi 2016 for Dici.
On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin appeared in Fatima to ask the faithful to recite the Rosary every day to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war. Two months later, on July 13, she repeated her request:
I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, to obtain the end of the war and peace in the world.”
On September 20, 2016, on the World Day of Prayer for Peace, there was no talk about Our Lady of the Rosary. Her divine Son, the one Mediator given by God to mankind, in the person of His Vicar on earth, had to coexist with unbelievers and pagans, with the sworn enemies of His Cross as well as with the sects that are tearing His Church apart.
A Catholic knows very well where to find peace on this earth, which is the fruit of charity. Ubi Crux, ibi pax. [Where the Cross is, there is peace.] If you want peace, it is necessary to preach Jesus Christ as a whole, and work to extent the kingdom of God on earth, in other words, the reign of Christ over individuals, families and societies. For He alone is the Prince of peace—Princeps Pacifer (liturgy of the Feast of Christ the King). Saint Paul proclaims it: “For Christ Jesus is our peace...” (cf. Eph 2:14).
The spirit of Christ’s Cross and the honor of Our Lady, this is more than ever the Rosary Crusade that the Society of St. Pius X had launched to celebrate the centenary of Fatima. And to make reparation for the scandal of Assisi.
Source: Dici 341, September 30, 2016