I we look at the world today; We will undoubtedly see that the world is not at peace. If the situation were to be summerized using a simple quote; I would quote the bible. "Wars and rumors of Wars".
If we look at who it is that is fighting these wars we would see, for the most part it is theist that are waging these wars. I am not saying that the official reason for the wars is religious but I am saying that for many religion plays a major role in desire to fight. For many religion is the main or predominate reason for fighting. Given the history of the Catholic church and christianity in general are we suppose to believe that a single prayer or all the prayers of the pope and his followers will bring peace to the earth.
Why would we Atheist join hands with the Catholics in praying for peace? In fact by joining the Catholics in any fashion only perpetuates the prominence of an extremely ruthless and criminal franchise. We Atheist do not gain anything by giving winks and nods to the Catholic church. Perhaps the Catholics should join the Atheist by renouncing their faith and working hard to bring real and lasting peace to the earth by promoting the very things they do already everyday minus the divisive god concept and instead embrace humanity for humanity sake.