World Day of Peace Tag

WORLD DAY OF PEACE • The World Day of Peace was celebrated on 1 January 2018 and Pope Francis chose this as the theme for this year: “Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace.” In his message for this day, the pontiff warned against those who sow fear towards those who have been displaced and talks about how it is necessary to “welcome, protect, promote and integrate” these groups to “transform cities into places of peace.” “Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace” PopeRead More
EUROPE, Maria Fischer with material from • “More than 3,100 people have already drowned in the Mediterranean this year.  Now for the first time, Italy’s military has brought refugees directly from Libya.  The Italian Church makes this possible,” according to a message that went around the world on Christmas Eve.  Italy’s Church in collaboration with the Community of Sant’Egidio, a small and highly committed ecclesial movement founded in 1968. Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, received an audience with Pope Francis on the morning of December 22,Read More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “All of us are called to immerse ourselves in this ocean, to let ourselves be reborn, to overcome the indifference which blocks solidarity, and to leave behind the false neutrality which prevents sharing,” said Pope Francis as he presided at the Mass on 1 January on the feast of Mary, Mother of God and the 49th World Day of Peace in St. Peter’s Basilica. Then and before praying the Angelus, the pontiff invited the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to open their hearts, awakening careRead More