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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 2017 World Day of Peace:

The theme for Pope Francis' annual World Day of Peace message for 2017 is: “Non-Violence: a Style of Politics for Peace.”

In his 2017 Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1) Pope Francis urges us to practice active nonviolence and work to prevent conflict by addressing its causes, building relationships, and facilitating healing and restoration.

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 page for prayers from many sources.










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