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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 2019 World Day of Peace:

On January 1st, 2019 Pope Francis will mark the annual World Day of Peace with a message titled: “Good Politics is at the Service of Peace.” Pope Francis compels everyone to be engaged in the work of advocating for and with those whose voices are marginalized, to ensure the protection and fulfillment of the ‘youngest and smallest.’

Check out this two-page handout (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.




“Good Politics is at the Service of Peace” – 2 page hand out | en Español
Read the text of the 2019 World Day of Peace Message (January 1) | en Español
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