In his 2013 Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1), Pope Benedict XVI reminds us at that we all have a role to play in building peace in our communities and world. His 2013 Message focuses on human dignity, rights and responsibilities, as well as the fiftieth anniversary of John XXIII’s Pacem in Terris.
“The world must be educated to love Peace, to build it up and defend it.”
– Pope Paul VI, 1968
The US Catholic Bishops offer this two-page handout for reflections on ways you are called to be a peacemaker!
Papal Statements Marking the World Day of Peace
- Pope Benedict XVI (2006-Present). . .
- Pope John Paul II (1979-2005). . .
- Pope Paul VI (1968-1978). . .