17 Oct '11, 5am

Canadian man finally returns home, 11 years after setting off on 75,000km walk around the world to promote peace

Canadian man finally returns home, 11 years after setting off on 75,000km walk around the world to promote peace

A 56-year-old Canadian man who walked around the world for peace and children, Jean Beliveau (centre), arrives home on Oct 16 to a warm welcome by family, friends and politicians after an 11-year-journey. -- PHOTO: AFP MONTREAL (AFP) - A 56-year-old Canadian man who left home after his business went bankrupt completed an 11-year walk around the world on Sunday, and told a crowd of well-wishers his new goal was to promote peace. Jean Beliveau - who arrived to a hero's welcome in Montreal from loved ones, lawmakers and supporters - said his 'real mission' was to lobby Canada and other governments to create 'ministries of peace.' 'We are all different, and that is what is beautiful about life on Earth - our different colours, different beliefs, different political systems,' he said. 'Those are all musical notes... we must create harmony from them, create a common tune,' an em...

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