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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 2015 World Day of Peace:

The Vatican has announced the theme and title for the annual World Day of Peace message that Pope Francis will release on January 1: “Slaves No More, But Brothers and Sisters.”

In his 2015 Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1) Pope Francis urges us to recognize the "equal dignity" of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved and exploited and to work to end human trafficking, trade in migrants and prostitutes, slave labor, and the enslavement of women and children.

Check out this two-page handout (also en Espanol) 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 page for prayers from many sources.








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