MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 51st WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2018
Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace
No one can be unaware of the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have been displaced and forced to leave their homes because of violence, war, trafficking and climate-related disasters , so it is no surprise that Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Migrants and Refugees – men and women seekers of peace,’ for his 2018 Peace Day message. Every year Catholics in England and Wales celebrate the Pope’s message on Peace Sunday, promoted by Pax Christi and supported by the International Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
PEACE SUNDAY—14TH JANUARY: This will be the 51st World Peace Day to be celebrated. Pope Francis reminds us that we are all artisans of peace. Please remember all those who have been displaced or forced to leave their homes. You are also invited to pray and reflect on the work our parishes are doing to welcome, protect, promote and integrate new people into our own communities over the next year.