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World Day of Peace

"The world must be educated to love Peace, to build it up and defend it."
- Pope Paul VI, 1968

January 1 is the World Day of Peace!


Resources for 2018 World Day of Peace:

The theme for Pope Francis' annual World Day of Peace message for 2018 is: “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace.”

In his 2018 Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1) Pope Francis urges us to turn a "contemplative gaze" toward our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters and to respond to their plight with four "mileposts for action."

Check out this two-page handout (also en Español) for a summary of the message and prayer and action ideas!

Papal Statements Marking the World Day of Peace

Prayers for Peace

Visit the Prayers for Peace and Prayers for the Church and the World pages for prayers from many sources.











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