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World Day of Peace

Every year on January 1st, the Holy Father marks the World Day of Peace with a special message inviting all people to reflect on the important work of building peace. This year’s message is the latest in a long tradition of messages for this day that began with St. Paul VI in 1967 and continued with St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis.

Consider using the following materials into your own personal reflection on bringing peace to our world:

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace

Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Peace 2021 – A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace